Coronavirus global map
As COVID-19 (coronavirus) spreads across the globe, it is helpful and interesting to track the transmission patterns through a coronavirus map.
The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center has put together a fantastic visual, which maps coronavirus COVID-19 cases around the world.
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COVID-19 cases through time.
As you can see in the figure above, the Johns Hopkins mapping platform provides several useful displays. Here we have the number of Coronavirus COVID-19 cases globally through time. While China initially experienced exponential growth, the number of new cases has slowed dramatically in recent days.
Conversely, the number of cases outside of China is at the early stages of an exponential growth pattern at the moment.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the United States broken down by state.
While the Johns Hopkins platform does not separate county-level COVID-19 cases, it provides a breakdown by state. In the FAQ, they state that the decision to update on the state level was to maintain accuracy and timeliness of updates, with the eventual goal to add county-specific information.
Curious what state has the lowest number of reported cases of COVID-19? West Virginia at this time has zero reported cases of the novel coronavirus. After that, it is a tie between North Dakota and Alaska, with only 1 confirmed case throughout each state. Washington state, on the other hand, has the highest number of recorded coronavirus cases at 769.
Coronavirus map with numbers on cases, breakdown by country, etc.
Taking a look at the entire platform you’ll see tons more information, including the total number of cases globally at 174,884. These statistics are updated as of this morning, 3/16/2020 at 9:13 AM.
Of those 174,884 cases, there have been 6,705 deaths, equaling an average death rate of 3.8%. Nearly half, 44%, of the people with COVID-19 have recovered, most of which are from Hubei, China.
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Zooming into specifically the United States you can see there have been 3,813 reported cases thus far. Of those 3,813 cases, there have been 69 deaths and 12 recoveries.
The death rate in the United States is significantly lower than the global death rate thus far, at 1.8% compared to 3.8% globally. Keep in mind that the death rate will lag the rapid onset of cases in the United States, thus the lower death rate in the United States may go up with time.