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Latest Updates (March)

The charts above are updated after the close of the day in GMT+1.

March 26 (GMT)

  • 17 new cases in Ukraine [source]
  • 39 new cases and 1 new death in Croatia: a 74-year-old man [source] [source]
  • 29 new cases and 1 new death in Azerbaijan [source]
  • 60 new cases in Pakistan [source]
  • 46 new cases and 2 new deaths in Finland [source]
  •  2389 new cases and 157 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 64 new cases in Ghana [source]
  • 5 new cases in Vietnam [source]
  • 35 new cases in Lebanon [source]
  • 9 new cases and 1 new death in Brazil
  • 7 new cases in Bolivia [source]
  • 123 new cases in Romania [source]
  • 3 new cases in Laos [source]
  • 6673 new cases and 442 new deaths in Spain [source]
  • 28 new cases in Kazakhstan [source]
  • 28 new cases and 1 new death in Albania: a 71-year-old woman who had hypertension [source] [source]
  • 1 new death in Tunisia [source]
  • 2 new cases in Isle of Man [source]
  • 6 new cases in Senegal [source]
  • 5 new cases in Brunei Darussalam [source]
  • 1 new case in Mauritania: a 74-year-old man who had returned from France [source]
  • 10 new cases in Oman [source]
  • 5 new cases in Bangladesh [source]
  • 10 new cases in Slovakia [source]
  • 134 new cases in Estonia [source]
  • 4 new cases in Réunion [source]
  • 23 new cases in Latvia [source]
  • 121 new cases in Czechia [source]
  • 13 new cases in Kuwait [source]
  • 3 new cases and 1 new death in the DR Congo [source]
  • 1 new death in Greece: a 46-year-old man with underlying health issues [source]
  • 182 new cases in Russia [source]
  • 1 new case in Somalia [source]
  • 123 new cases and 2 new deaths in Australia: a man in his 70s who had been a passenger on the Ruby Princess cruise ship [source] [source]
  • 4 new cases in Paraguay [source]
  • 9 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina [source]
  • 8 new cases in Faeroe Islands [source]
  • 4 new cases in Mauritius [source]
  • 38 new cases in Bahrain [source]
  • 13 new cases in the State of Palestine [source]
  • 14 new cases in Montenegro [source]
  • 17 new cases in Taiwan [source]
  • 2 new deaths in Serbia: an 80-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman, both with underlying health issues [source]
  •  1 new death in Channel Islands: 1st death, a woman in her 80s with underlying health issues [source]
  • 1 new case in Mongolia [source]
  • 1 new case in Gabon [source]
  • 2 new cases in Georgia [source]
  • 1 new case in Bulgaria [source]
  • 25 new cases in Armenia [source]
  • 5 new cases in Uzbekistan [source]
  • 16 new cases in Lithuania [source]
  • 35 new cases in Hungary [source]
  • 111 new cases in Thailand. Total cases surpass 1000. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced a state of emergency as of Thursday and until April 30. No curfew for now, but the public needs to cooperate [source] [source]
  • 70 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico [source]
  • 4 new cases in El Salvador [source]
  • 67 new cases6 new deaths, and 401 new discharges occurred in China on March 25, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China[source

March 25 (GMT)

  • 2 new cases in Aruba [source]
  • 22 new cases in Venezuela. Total cases exceeds 100 [source] [source]
  • 129 new cases and 2 new deaths in Ecuador [source]
  • 1 new case in Tanzania [source]
  • 14 new cases in Vietnam [source]
  • 4 new cases in Dominica [source]
  • 115 new cases and 2 new deaths in Argentina: a 77-year-old woman [source]
  • 22 new cases in Honduras [source]
  • 78 new cases in New Zealand [source]
  • 6 new cases in Montenegro [source]
  • 28 new cases in Uruguay [source]
  • 5 new cases in Jamaica [source]
  • 3 new cases and 1 new death in Trinidad and Tobago [source] [source]
  • 359 new cases and 3 new deaths in Australia. Deaths:  2 Victorian men in their 70s anda 69-year old man who had contracted the disease on board of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship [source] [source] [source]
  • 115 new cases and 2 new deaths in Panama [source] [source]
  • 1 new case in Belize: the mother of the first confirmed case (a 38-year-old female Belizean national who resides in San Pedro) [source]
  • 7 new cases in Nigeria [source]
  • 112 new cases and 5 new deaths in Romania: a 72-year-old woman and a 52-year-old man [source] [source]
  • 7 new cases in Côte d’Ivoire [source]
  •  First 2 cases in the British Virgin Islands: a 56-year-old male resident who traveled from Europe on March 15 and a 32-year-old male resident who traveled recently from New York [source]
  •  First 2 cases in Saint Kitts and Nevis: a 57-year-old female and a 21-year-old male both Kittitian nationals with recent travel history to New York [source]
  • 1 new case in Bermuda [source]
  • 150 new cases and 4 new deaths in Poland: a 41-year-old, a 71-year-old man who had underlying health issues and an 80-year-old man who had comorbidities
      [source]
  • 8 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina [source]
  • 2 new cases in Saint Kitts and Nevis [source]
  • 2 new cases in the British Virgin Islands [source]
  • 15 new cases and 2 new deaths in Ghana [source]
  • 11 new cases and 1 new death in the State of Palestine, a 60-year-old woman [source]
  • 21 new cases in San Marino [source]
  • 43 new cases and 2 new deaths in Ukraine [source]
  • 9 new cases in Martinique [source]
  • 3 new cases in Saint Martin [source]
  • 5 new cases in French Guiana [source]
  • 3 new cases in Eritrea [source]
  • 2 new cases in the Cayman Islands [source]
  • 32 new cases in Burkina Faso [source]
  • 8 new cases in Monaco [source]
  • 1 new case in Haiti [source]
  • 1 new case in Rwanda [source]
  • 35 new cases and 1 new death in Estonia, the first in the country an 83-year-old woman [source]
  • 9 new cases in Kazakhstan [source]
  • 91 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan [source]
  • 15 new cases and 2 new deaths in Lebanon [source]
  • 54 new cases and 1 new death in Egypt [source]
  • 9 new cases in Cameroon [source]
  • 92 new cases and 1 new death in Colombia [source] [source]
  • 65 new cases and 2 new deaths in Lithuania [source] [source]
  • 5 new cases in Georgia [source]
  • 163 new cases and 2 new deaths in Russia [source]
  • 3 new cases in Guatemala [source]
  • 114 new cases and 2 new deaths in Japan [source]
  • 4 new cases in Syria [source]
  • 64 new cases and 2 new deaths in Peru,a 74-year-old Mexican national and a 94-year-old man. Both had underlying conditions  [source]
  • 27 new cases and 1 new death in Bahrain, a 78-year-old male with underlying and chronic health problems [source] [source]
  • 55 new cases and 1 new death in Morocco [source]
  • 18 new cases in Jordan [source]
  • 11 new cases in Qatar [source]
  • 5210 new cases and 683 new deaths in Italy4th day in a row with daily new cases below the 6557 peak reached on March 21. Protezione Civile chief Borrelli, the person usually holding the daily press conference, is at home with a fever, while the former chief Bertolaso is now hospitalized in Milan after having tested positive to the virus

    During the press conference, Protezione Civile officials were asked to clarify what the “change in active cases” (“incremento delle persone attualmente positive”) really represents, after our website had raised the issue of Italian media reporting the change in active cases (a lower number) rather than the change in total cases (a higher number), incorrectly representing it as “newly infected” when, in fact, it represents the “change in active cases”

    Newly infected, meaning the number of people who have tested positive to the virus in the last day, corresponds to the number Worldometer has always reported, which is the change in total cases in accordance with the international standards set by the WHO and followed by all countries. An important figure which can be compared to newly recovered, as we do in our charts.

    The change in active cases (what most Italian media incorrectly label as “newly infected”) is the result of the following formula: (newly infected) – (new deaths) – (new recoveries).

    Sharing the goal of providing the correct interpretation of data, we are pleased to notice that a few days ago, one of the leading Italian newspapers, Corriere della Sera, began reporting the figures correctly
     [source] [source]
  • 260 new cases and 3 new deaths in Czechia: 2 men with underlying health issues  [source] [source]
  • 1 new case in Sint Maarten [source]
  • 8 new cases in Cyprus [source]
  • 60 new cases in Croatia [source]
  • 1 new case in Greenland [source]
  • 29 new cases and 1 new death in the Republic of North Macedonia, a 66-year-old patient from Debar  [source] [source]
  • 2 new cases in China, Macao SAR [source]
  • 172 new cases and 4 new deaths in Malaysia, including a 66-year-old person who had suffered a chronic illness

    The government has decided to extend the movement control order (MCO) for another 2 weeks until April 14. “The trend is expected to continue for a while before we can see the number of new cases decline,” said the Prime Minister [source] [source] [source] [source]
  • 10 new cases and 1 new death in Afghanistan [source]
  • 59 new cases and 1 new death in Tunisia [source]
  • 3 new cases in Kenya [source]
  • 24 new cases in Moldova [source]
  • 11 new cases in Gibraltar [source]
  • 2 new cases in Mozambique [source]
  • 24 new cases in Bulgaria [source]
  • 234 new cases in Luxembourg [source]
  • 9 new cases in Cuba [source]
  • 5 new cases in Cambodia [source]
  • 1 new case in Suriname [source]
  • 6 new cases and 1 new death in Azerbaijan [source]
  • 73 new cases in Singapore [source]
  • 17 new cases in Réunion [source]
  • 220 new cases and 1 new death in Chile: an 82-year-old person with underlying health issues [source] [source]
  • 80 new cases and 4 new deaths in the Dominican Republic [source]
  • 81 new cases and 1 new death in Serbia: a 60-year-old woman who had untreated diabetes [source]
  • 30 new cases and 2 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 1 new case in Nepal [source]
  • 85 new cases in the United Arab Emirates [source]
  • 88 new cases and 2 new deaths in Finland [source] [source]
  • 89 new cases in Iceland [source]
  • 133 new cases and 1 new death in Saudi Arabia [source] [source]
  • 24 new cases in Andorra [source]
  • 3 new cases in the DR Congo [source]
  • 2 new cases in Guinea-Bissau: first cases [source]
  • 1 new case in Cabo Verde [source]
  • 8 new cases in Djibouti [source]
  • 155 new cases in South Africa [source]
  • 1 new case in Laos [source]
  • 3 new cases in Togo [source]
  • 19 new cases in Malta [source]
  • 48 new cases and 1 new death in Slovenia [source]
  •  UK: Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus  [source]
  • 5 new cases in Uganda [source]
  • 9 new cases in Zambia [source]
  • 2 new cases in Mali [source]
  • 13 new cases in Senegal [source]
  •  2206 new cases and 143 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 23 new cases in Albania [source]
  • 5 new cases in Brunei Darussalam [source]
  • 2 new cases in Kyrgyzstan: 1 man in his 60s had returned from the UAE and 1 man in his 30s had traveled to Spain [source]
  • 2 new cases in China, Macao SAR: a 52-year-old man who had traveled to San Francisco [source]
  • 5 new cases in Belarus [source]
  • 12 new cases in Slovakia [source]
  • 4 new cases in New Caledonia [source]
  • 24 new cases in Latvia [source]
  • 4 new cases in Kuwait [source]
  • 4 new cases and 1 new death in Niger: 1st death, a 63-year-old person [source]
  • 10 new cases in Faeroe Islands [source]
  • 6 new cases in Mauritius [source]
  • 107 new cases in Thailand. 4th day in a row with 100 or more new cases. The virus has spread across 46 out of 76 provinces (60%) [source]
  • 19 new cases in Taiwan [source]
  • 15 new cases in Oman [source]
  • 2 new cases in Madagascar [source]
  • 1 new death in Bangladesh. Death of a 65-year-old man with diabetes and hypertension who tested positive on March 18 and died this morning, March 25 [source] [source]
  • 38 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico. Death of a 61-year-old woman with diabetes and multiple myeloma who had returned from Spain on March 17, developed symptoms on March 18, and died on March 23 [source] [source] [source]
  • 16 new cases in Armenia [source]
  • 39 new cases and 1 new death in Hungary,  the 37-year-old deputy head of mission at the British embassy in Budapest  [source] [source]
  • 1 new case in Fiji [source]
  • 4 new cases in El Salvador [source]
  • 10 new cases and 1 new death in Paraguay [source]
  • 3 new cases in Bolivia [source]
  • 47 new cases4 new deaths, and 491 new discharges occurred in China on March 24, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China[source

March 24 (GMT)

  •  1st case in Lybia: a person who arrived from Saudi Arabia on March 3 [source]
  • 14 new cases in Armenia [source]
  • 1 new case in Bahamas [source]
  • 101 new cases in Colombia [source]
  • 4 new cases in Faeroe Islands [source]
  • 7 new cases in French Polynesia [source]
  • 4 new cases in Martinique
  • 26 new cases in Ghana [source]
  • 1 new case in Barbados [source]
  • 218 new cases and 4 new deaths in Romania including a 70-year-old man, with previous health conditions that were treated with insulin, who had returned from Italy [source] [source] [source]
  • 1 new case in Haiti [source]
  • 27 new cases in Jordan [source]
  •  4749 new cases and 497 new deaths in Spain [source]
  • 158 new cases and 2 new deaths in Czechia: a 45-year-old man who had cancer and had suffered organ failure [source] [source]
  • 6 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago. 1st case in Tobago: a resident of Trinidad who arrived in Tobago on an international flight on March 18th and was immediately placed under quarantine. 5 days later, he developed symptoms and was admitted to the hospital [source]
  •  Romania issues “stay-at-home” order  [source] [source]
  • 2 new cases in Curaçao [source]
  • 488 new cases and 2 new deaths in Israel: a 87-year-old man [source]
  • 3 new cases in Namibia [source]
  • 4 new cases in Rwanda [source]
  • 30 new cases and 1 new death in Lithuania, a 90-year-old woman  [source] [source]
  • 30 new cases and 2 new deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including a 51-year-old man with underlying health issues [source]
  • 2 new cases in Suriname [source]
  • 1 new case in Myanmar [source]
  • 8 new cases in Cuba [source]
  • 23 new cases in Réunion [source]
  • 343 new cases and 7 new deaths in Turkey [source]
  • 48 new cases in Côte d’Ivoire [source]
  • 19 new cases in Costa Rica [source]
  • 15 new cases and 1 new death in Bahrain [source]
  • 36 new cases and 1 new death in Egypt [source]
  • 3 new cases in the Holy See [source]
  • 51 new cases in Lebanon [source]
  • 97 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan: a 57-year-old man [source] [source]
  • 25 new cases in Qatar [source]
  • 10 new cases in Kazakhstan [source]
  • 21 new cases and 2 new deaths in Peru [source] [source]
  •  37 new cases in India. PM Modi announces 21-day complete national lockdown from midnight tonight [source] [source] [source]
  • 8 new cases and 2 new deaths in Cyprus, a 63-year-old British man and a 58-year-old man  [source] [source]
  • 1 new case in Guatemala [source]
  • 2 new cases in Bolivia: a 58-year-old woman who arrived on Friday from Switzerland [source]
  • 4 new cases in Nigeria [source]
  • 65 new cases and 1 new death in Japan [source]
  • 1 new case in the Cayman Islands [source]
  • 20 new cases in Montenegro [source]
  • 27 new cases and 1 new death in Morocco [source]
  • 3 new cases in China, Macao SAR [source]
  • 224 new cases in Luxembourg [source]
  • 50 new cases in the United Arab Emirates [source]
  • 48 new cases and 3 new deaths in Greece, a 64-year-old male and a 86-year-old female [source] [source]
  • 1 new case in Gambia [source]
  • 10 new cases in Isle of Man [source]
  • 17 new cases in Bulgaria [source]
  • 1 new case in Greenland [source]
  • 9 new cases in Georgia [source]
  • 34 new cases and 2 new deaths in Algeria, a 72 years old man from Tizi Ouzzou and a 75 years old man from Boumerdes [source]
  • 6 new cases in Mauritius [source]
  • 16 new cases in Moldova [source]
  • 34 new cases in Afghanistan [source]
  • 68 new cases and 9 new deaths in Ecuador [source]
  • 67 new cases in Croatia [source]
  • 24 new cases in Ukraine [source]
  • 2 new cases in Mozambique: a woman who was in contact with the first confirmed case, and a woman in her 30s who had traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa [source]
  • 67 new cases and 3 new deaths in the Dominican Republic [source]
  • 11 new cases in Vietnam [source]
  • 54 new cases in Serbia [source]
  • 5 new cases in Sri Lanka [source]
  • 4 new cases in Cambodia [source]
  • 15 new cases in Azerbaijan [source]
  • 50 new cases and 4 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 3 new cases in Guam [source]
  • 176 new cases in Chile [source]
  • 38 new cases and 1 new death in Slovenia, an elderly woman with several associated chronic diseases [source] [source]
  • 9 new cases in Kenya [source]
  •  205 new cases and 1 new death in Saudi Arabia: 1st death, a 51-year-old resident of Medina [source] [source]
  • 1 new death in San Marino: a 74-year-old patient [source]
  •  Olympic Games to be postponed until 2021  [source]
  • 1 new case in Sudan [source]
  • 2 new cases in Togo [source]
  • 12 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia [source]
  • 57 new cases in Russia [source]
  • 49 new cases in Singapore [source]
  • 21 new cases in Taiwan [source]
  • 31 new cases in Andorra [source]
  •  1 new death in Cabo Verde: 1st death, a 62-year-old English tourist [source]
  •  1762 new cases and 122 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 4 new cases in Uzbekistan [source]
  • 3 new cases in Malta [source]
  • 8 new cases in Puerto Rico [source]
  • 20 new cases and 1 new death in Hungary [source] [source]
  • 152 new cases in South Africa [source]
  • 17 new cases in Estonia [source]
  • 19 new cases and 1 new death in Albania: a 49-year-old man who had diabetes [source]
  • 7 new cases in Senegal [source]
  • 15 new cases in Burkina Faso [source]
  • 92 new cases in Finland [source]
  • 13 new cases in Brunei Darussalam [source]
  • 1 new case in the State of Palestine [source]
  • 6 new cases and 1 new death in Bangladesh: a 70-year-old person [source]
  • 1 new case in Chad [source]
  • 9 new cases in DR Congo [source]
  • 152 new cases in South Africa [source]
  • 10 new cases in Cameroon [source]
  • 6 new cases and 1 new death in Bangladesh: a 70-year-old person [source]
  • 1 new case in Chad [source]
  • 6 new cases in Georgia [source]
  • 14 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina [source]
  • 1 new death in Iceland: an elderly woman [source]
  • 3 new cases in French Guiana: all imported [source]
  • 17 new cases in Pakistan [source]
  • 4 new cases in Réunion [source]
  • 18 new cases in Slovakia [source]
  • 17 new cases in Estonia [source]
  • 2 new cases in Montenegro [source]
  • 2 new cases in New Caledonia [source]
  • 12 new cases in Mayotte [source]
  • 46 new cases in Croatia [source]
  • 2 new cases in Kuwait [source]
  • 11 new cases in Ukraine [source]
  • 53 new cases in Czechia [source]
  • 214 new cases in Israel [source]
  • 8 new cases in Lithuania [source]
  • 17 new cases in Latvia [source]
  • 1 new case in Ethiopia [source]
  • 2 new cases in Jamaica [source]
  • 1 new death in Romania: a 70-year-old man, with previous health conditions that were treated with insulin, who had returned from Italy [source]
  • 26 new cases in Kyrgyzstan: including a 1-year-old child, a 6-year-old child, and a 14-year-old child with positive results [source]
  • 2 new deaths of former passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship. 20 new recoveries have also been reported [source]
  • 12 new cases in Japan [source]
  • Guam: The Joint Region Marianas Public Affairs Office has released a statement retracting the 4 new cases previously reported at the U.S. Naval Hospital as “it was made in error” [source]
  • 1 new case in Bulgaria [source]
  • 6 new cases in Kazakhstan [source]
  • 18 new cases in Oman [source]
  • 20 new cases in Taiwan [source]
  • 1 new case in Bolivia: a 58-year-old woman who arrived on Friday from Switzerland [source]
  • 5 new cases in Madagascar: all from France and from the same Air France flight [source]
  • 12 new cases in India. Total cases surpass 500 [source]
  • 3 new cases in Uzbekistan [source]
  • 5 new cases in French Polynesia [source]
  • 1 new case in Suriname [source]
  • 3 new cases in Aruba [source]
  • 1 new case in Trinidad and Tobago. 1st case in Tobago: a resident of Trinidad who arrived in Tobago on an international flight on March 18th and was immediately placed under quarantine. 5 days later, he developed symptoms and was admitted to the hospital [source]
  • 5 new cases and 1 new death in Paraguay [source]
  • 2 new cases in Afghanistan [source]
  • 106 new cases and 3 new deaths in Thailand [source]
  • 1 new case in Fiji: a 28-year-old male who had returned from Australia on Saturday. Despite not showing any symptoms of COVID-19, he was advised by health officials at the airport to go straight home and self-quarantine for 14 days. On Sunday night he developed a sore throat and then a cough. After resulting positive to the test, he and his family members were transported to the hospital with separate ambulances. Fiji Airways was practising safe distancing by spacing out the 26 other passengers, who are now in self-quarantine. The airline had already announced they were cutting their international flights by 95%. Now they announced that, from tomorrow, there will be no more scheduled passenger Fiji Airways travel into or out of Fiji until further notice [source]
  • 29 new cases in Colombia [source]
  • 53 new cases in New Zealand.   Probable cases are now counted and treated as confirmed cases. 3 new probable cases and 10 from the previous days have been added to the total today [source] [source]
  • 2 new cases in El Salvador [source]
  • 51 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico [source]
  • 78 new cases7 new deaths (all in Hubei), and 456 new discharges occurred in China on March 23, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China. After 5 days with no new cases, 1 new case has been reported in Wuhan[source

March 23 (GMT)

  •  1411 new cases and 127 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 6 new cases and 1 new death in Bangladesh [source]
  • 1 new death in Romania: a 72-year-old woman with underlying health issues [source]
  • 7 new cases in Morocco [source]
  • 5 new cases and 1 new death in Nigeria1st death, a 67-year-old man with underlying medical conditions who had returned from the UK after receiving medical treatment [source] [source]
  • 3 new cases in Brunei Darussalam [source]
  • 11 new cases in Lithuania [source]
  • 60 new cases in Finland [source]
  • 2 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina: a married couple in their 30s who had returned from the Caribbeans via France  [source]
  •  3 new deaths in Albania: an obese 43-year-old man, a 61-year-old man with underlying health issues, and a 71-year-old man who had cancer [source]
  • 3 new cases in Barbados: all imported from the UK [source]
  • 3 new cases in Haiti [source]
  • 11 new cases in Oman [source]
  • 1 new case in Ghana [source]
  • 26 new cases in Estonia [source]
  • 1 new death in Slovenia: a 67-year-old man with cardiovascular disease [source]
  • 10 new cases in Mayotte [source]
  • 2 new cases in Kazakhstan [source]
  • 4 new cases in New Caledonia [source]
  • 28 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan [source]
  • 3 new cases in Channel Islands [source]
  •  1st death in Gambia: a 70-year-old Bangladeshi man [source]
  • 3 new cases in Bahrain [source]
  • 8 new cases in Vietnam 
    • 29-year-old doctor (first doctor infected with COVID-19 in Vietnam) who developed a sore throat on March 19 and, one day later, also cough, muscle aches, and fever
    • an international student in the Netherlands who returned home on March 15
    • a 44-year-old woman who lives in the Czech Republic
    • a 30-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman from Cambodia
    • a 29-year-old man who had traveled to Indonesia and Thailand
    • a 27-year-old man who is a foreign language teacher and had contacts with previously confirmed cases
    • a 58-year-old male who had returned from the US
     [source] [source] [source]
  • 52 new cases in Croatia [source]
  • 5 new cases in Sri Lanka [source]
  • 1 new case in Kuwait: a person who had traveled to the UAE [source]
  • 41 new cases in Latvia [source]
  • 45 new cases in Czechia [source]
  • 3 new cases in Faeroe Islands [source]
  • 3 new cases in Bolivia: a 39-year-old and 36-year old woman from Santa Cruz, and a 61-year-old man with chronic bronchitis in Cochabamba [source]
  • 2 new cases in Cambodia [source]
  • 11 new cases in Ivory Coast [source]
  • 1141 new cases and 41 new deaths in Spain [source]
  • 26 new cases in Taiwan [source]
  • 1 new case in Nepal: a 19-year-old woman who had returned from France [source]
  • 16 new cases in Cameroon [source]
  • 9 new cases in Liechtenstein [source]
  • 4 new cases in Colombia [source]
  • 3 new cases in Bulgaria [source]
  • 167 new cases in Israel [source]
  • 71 new cases in Russia [source]
  • 36 new cases and 1 new death in Hungary [source]
  • 7 new cases in Venezuela. President Maduro said: “Venezuela has reached 77 coronavirus cases, all are imported: [source]
    • 21 cases are from Spain
    • 10 from Colombia
    • 3 from the US
    • 3 from the Dominican Republic
    • 3 from Italy
    • 2 from Brazil
    • 1 from Peru
    ​​​​​​
  • 1 new case and 1 new death in Montenegro [source]
  • 1 new case in Fiji: the 1-year-old nephew of the first patient [source]
  • 3 new cases in Uzbekistan [source]
  • 65 new cases in Mexico [source]
  • 29 new cases and 1 new death in India. PM Modi said: “Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself, save your family, follow the instructions seriously. I request the state governments to get the rules and laws followed” [source] [source] [source]
  • 122 new cases in Thailand. 2nd day in a row with a rise of 100 ore more cases [source]
  • 39 new cases9 new deaths (all in Hubei), and 459 new discharges occurred in China on March 22, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China. For the 5th day in a row, no new confirmed or suspected cases have been reported in Wuhan and in Hubei [source

March 22 (GMT)

After nearly 2 monthsWuhan (the epicenter of the pandemic in China) announced today that it would be loosening the lockdown by gradually resuming public transportation and allowing healthy people to go back to work. [source]

China had put Wuhan and other cities into lockdown on Jan. 23 when a total of 25 deaths had been reported in the country. After about 3 weeks of lockdown, the number of new deaths reached its peak in China [see graphs] and then began declining.

Italy went into a similar lockdown on March 11, when 827 deaths had already been reported, and 8 days after reaching 79 deaths (March 3)  [see graphs]  and 19 days after the beginning of the outbreak in the country (Feb. 21) [see archived news]  On Feb. 22, Italy had become the country with the highest number of cases among all non-Asian nations.  [see archived news

When China reached a similar number of deaths (811 deaths on Feb. 8) the lockdown had already been implemented for  2 weeks.

The Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission noted that by rolling out “perhaps the most ambitious, agile and aggressive disease containment effort in history” China “has changed the course of a rapidly escalating and deadly epidemic” and that the remarkable speed with which Chinese scientists and public health experts isolated the causative virus, established diagnostic tools, and determined key transmission parameters, such as the route of spread and incubation period, provided the vital evidence base for China’s strategy. [source]

  • 9339 new cases and 117 new deaths in the United States
    New deaths and cases include:
    • 4 new deaths and 590 new cases in New Jersey [source]
    • 6 new deaths in Georgia [source]
    • 4 new deaths in California: including the 1st death in Monterey County (an adult with an underlying health condition)  [source
    • 4 new deaths in Louisiana (the other 2 mentioned in the report have been already counted in yesterday’s totals for the state):  an 83-year-old Orleans Parish resident, a 50-year-old Orleans resident, a 77-year-old Jefferson Parish resident and a 90-year-old Orleans Parish resident. All aside from the 83-year-old individual had underlying medical conditions [source]
    • 3 new deaths in Michigan: a 52-year-old man with underlying health conditions  [source], the first death in West Michigan: a man in his 70s  [source] and an 90-year-old woman  [source]
    • 1 new death in Florida
    • 1 new death in Colorado [source]
    • 1 new death in Virginia, the 1st in Fairfax County: a man in his 60s who acquired COVID-19 through contact with a previously reported case [source]
    • 1 new death in Indiana [source]
    • 1 new death in Kentucky: a 67-year-old man from Anderson County with underlying health conditions  [source]
    • 1 new death in Kansas. Health officials have ordered Kansas City-area residents to stay at home for 30 days, starting Tuesday [source]
  • 44 new cases in Lithuania [source]
  • 48 new cases in Uruguay [source]
  • 4 new cases in Aruba [source]
  • 108 new cases in Argentina [source]
  • 50 new cases in New Zealand [source]
  • 68 new cases in Panama [source]
  • 2509 new cases and 10 new deaths in Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel in quarantine at home after a doctor who gave her prophylactic vaccinations on Friday has tested positive for the coronavirus [source] [source]
  • 3 new cases in French Polynesia [source]
  • 4 new cases in Bermuda [source]
  • 1 new case in Dominica, the first in the country  [source]
  • 26 new cases in Ukraine [source]
  • 17 new cases in Réunion [source]
  • 7 new cases in Martinique [source]
  • 6 new cases in Kazakhstan [source]
  • 2 new cases in Guadeloupe [source]
  • 24 new cases and 1 new death in Bahrain, a 51-year-old patient with underlying conditions  [source] [source]
  • 24 new cases in Bulgaria [source]
  • 2 new cases in Greenland [source]
  • 13 new cases in Qatar [source]
  • 33 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina [source]
  • 14 new cases and 1 new death in Mauritius [source]
  • 2 new cases in Guatemala [source]
  • 33 new cases and 4 new deaths in Egypt [source]
  • 2 new cases in Rwanda [source]
  • 131 new cases and 2 new deaths in Pakistan. Death of a woman who had recently returned from Iran [source] [source]
  • 2 new cases in Ghana [source]
  • 98 new cases and 2 new deaths in Poland, a 43-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman    [source] [source] [source]
  • 19 new cases and 1 new death in Morocco [source]
  • 1 new case in Guyana
  • 66 new cases and 3 new deaths in Romania, the first 3 deaths in the country: a 67-year-old, a 74-year-old patient and a 70-year-old man. All 3 had pre-existing conditions  [source] [source]
  • 17 new cases in Costa Rica [source]
  • 1 new case in Grenadaa 50-year-old woman who flew from the UK on March 16  [source]
  • 5 new cases in Monaco [source]
  • 125 new cases and 1 new death in Czechia, the first in the country: a 95-year old man  [source]
  • 16 new cases and 1 new death in Afghanistan, the first in the country  [source]
  • 11 new cases in Senegal [source]
  • 5 new cases in Montenegro [source]
  • 1 new case in Syria, first case in the country  [source]
  • 188 new cases in Israel [source]
  • 289 new cases and 9 new deaths in Turkey [source] [source]
  •  1559 new cases and 112 new deaths in France, including an ER doctor in the Oise region  [source] [source] [source]
  • 34 new cases in South Africa [source]
  • 121 new cases and 1 new death in Ireland. The number of patients being treated in intensive care has more than doubled in the past few days: from 13 at midnight on Thursday to 29 currently [source]
  • 34 new cases in Armenia [source]
  • 8 new cases in Nigeria [source]
  • 45 new cases in Peru [source]
  • 7 new cases in Slovakia [source]
  • 64 new cases and 2 new deaths in India [source] [source]
  • 14 new cases in Cuba [source]
  • 5560 new cases and 651 new deaths in Italy: 15% decline in new cases and 18% decline in new deaths with respect to yesterday [source]  [source]
    • Among the deaths: a 34-year-old man in Rome with no existing health conditions (according to reports) who died after being hospitalized for 4 days in sub‐intensive care. He had developed a fever after returning from Barcelona, Spain [source]
    • We expect to see the first effects of the stringent lockdown measures adopted on March 11 after 2-3 weeks, so the coming week will be absolutely crucial in this sense: we expect to finally see a  sign of trend reversal,” said Franco Locatelli, President of the Health Council [source]
  • 51 new cases and 1 new death in Serbia, a 92-year old woman  [source]
  • 31 new cases and 1 new death in Slovenia [source]
  • 257 new cases and 7 new deaths in Ecuador [source]
  • 5 new cases in Gibraltar [source]
  • 3 new cases in China, Macao SAR
  • 7 new cases in the DR Congo [source]
  • 11 new cases in Cyprus [source]
  • 1 new case in Mozambique, the first in the country, a 75-year-old man who had recently returned from the UK [source]
  • 3272 new cases and 391 new deaths in Spain [source]
  • 48 new cases in Croatia [source]
  • 6 new cases in Kazakhstan [source]
  • 35 new cases and 2 new deaths in Colombia [source]
  • 31 new cases in Cambodia [source]
  • 14 new cases in Moldova [source]
  • 47 new cases and 5 new deaths in Japan [source]
  • 19 new cases in Vietnam [source]
  • 30 new cases and 1 new death in the Republic of North Macedonia, the country’s first fatality: a 57-year-old woman from Kumonovo [source]
  • 5 new cases in Brunei Darussalam [source]
  • 8 new cases in Kenya [source]
  • 5 new cases in Bolivia [source]
  • 90 new cases in the Dominican Republic [source]
  • 2 new cases in Uzbekistan [source]
  • 23 new cases in Faeroe Islands [source]
  • 25 new cases and 1 new death in Andorra, an 88-year old patient  [source]
  • 95 new cases in Chile [source]
  • 12 new cases in Azerbaijan [source]
  •  India puts 75 districts in lockdown with only essential services open [source]
  • 1 new case in Niger, a 51-year-old Italian citizen working for an NGO who had come from Italy on February 28  [source]
  • 61 new cases in Russia [source]
  • 1 new case in Trinidad and Tobago [source]
  • 17 new cases in Malta [source]
  • 537 new cases in AustraliaNSW will proceed to a more comprehensive shutdown of non-essential services over the next 48 hours [source] [source] [source]
  • 11 new cases and 1 new death in Burkina Faso [source]
  • 23 new cases in Singapore [source]
  • 119 new cases in Saudi Arabia [source]
  • 1 new case in Zambia, a person who had traveled to Pakistan  [source]
  • 2 new cases in Ethiopia [source]
  • 15 new cases in San Marino [source]
  • 5 new cases in Sri Lanka [source]
  • 3 new cases in Oman [source]
  • 103 new cases in Finland
  • 18 new cases in Lebanon [source]
  • 6 new cases in Tanzania [source]
  • 128 new cases in Luxembourg [source]
  • 6 new cases in the State of Palestine [source]
  • 13 new cases in Albania [source]
  • 2 new cases in Puerto Rico [source]
  • 20 new cases in Estonia [source]
  • 16 new cases in Taiwan [source]
  • 15 new cases in Latvia [source]
  • 19 new cases and 3 new deaths in Iraq [source]
  • 3 new cases in Isle of Man [source]
  • 12 new cases and 1 new death in Guam, a 69-year-old woman [source]
  • 3 new cases in Bangladesh, including a 30-year-old ER doctor  [source] [source]
  • 15 new cases and 2 new deaths in Tunisia [source] [source]
  •  1028 new cases and 129 new deaths in Iran [source]
  • 12 new cases in Kuwait [source]
  • 95 new cases in Iceland
  • 28 new cases and 2 new deaths in Hungary
  • 5 new cases in Georgia
  • Bangladesh: 1 coronavirus suspected (not confirmed) death: a 61-year-old woman who had returned from London on March 4 and was suffering from fever, cough and breathing problems for several days before being admitted to the hospital on March 20 [source]
  • 188 new cases in Thailand “Most of the new cases were found in Bangkok and were among young people who continue to have social activities, which can lead to more infections,” a senior Public Health Ministry official said [source]
  • 3 new cases in Eswatini [source]
  • 2 new cases in Honduras [source]
  • 39 new cases and 9 new deaths in China
  • 46 new cases6 new deaths (5 in Hubei), and 504 new discharges occurred in China on March 21, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China. For the 4th day in a row, no new confirmed or suspected cases have been reported in Wuhan and in Hubei [source

How contagious is the Wuhan Coronavirus? (Ro)

The attack rate or transmissibility (how rapidly the disease spreads) of a virus is indicated by its reproductive number (Ro, pronounced R-nought or r-zero), which represents the average number of people to which a single infected person will transmit the virus.

WHO’s estimated (on Jan. 23) Ro to be between 1.4 and 2.5.

Other studies have estimated a Ro between 3.6 and 4.0, and between 2.24 to 3.58.

Preliminary studies had estimated Ro to be between 1.5 and 3.5.

An outbreak with a reproductive number of below 1 will gradually disappear.

For comparison, the Ro for the common flu is 1.3 and for SARS it was 2.0.

Fatality Rate (case fatality ratio or CFR) of the Wuhan Coronavirus

See full details: Coronavirus Fatality Rate

The novel coronavirus’ case fatality rate has been estimated at around 2%, in the WHO press conference held on January 29, 2020. However, it noted that, without knowing how many were infected, it was too early to be able to put a percentage on the mortality rate figure.

A prior estimate had put that number at 3%.

Fatality rate can change as a virus can mutate, according to epidemiologists.

For comparison, the case fatality rate for SARS was 10%, and for MERS 34%.

Incubation Period (how long it takes for symptoms to appear)

See full details: COVID-19 Coronavirus Incubation Period

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 (estimated ranges vary from 2-10 days, 2-14 days, and 10-14 days, see details), during which the virus is contagious but the patient does not display any symptom (asymptomatic transmission).

Age and conditions of Coronavirus cases

According to early estimates by China’s National Health Commission (NHC), about 80% of those who died were over the age of 60 and 75% of them had pre-existing health conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

According to the WHO Situation Report no. 7 issued on Jan. 27:

  • The median age of cases detected outside of China is 45 years, ranging from 2 to 74 years.
  • 71% of cases were male.

A study of 138 hospitalized patients with NCIP found that the median age was 56 years (interquartile range, 42-68; range, 22-92 years) and 75 (54.3%) were men.

The WHO, in its Myth busters FAQs, addresses the question: “Does the new coronavirus affect older people, or are younger people also susceptible?” by answering that:

  • People of all ages can be infected by the novel coronavirus COVID-19.
  • Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

Patient who died in the Philippines was a 44-year old male

The patient who died in the Philippines on February 2, in what was the first death occurring outside of China, was a 44-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan who was admitted on Jan. 25 after experiencing fever, cough, and sore throat, before developing severe pneumonia. In the last few days, “the patient was stable and showed signs of improvement, however, the condition of the patient deteriorated within his last 24 hours resulting in his demise.” according to the Philippine Department of Health.

Serious Cases of 30 year old patients in France

As of Jan. 29, according to French authorities, the conditions of the two earliest Paris cases had worsened and the patients were being treated in intensive care, according to French authorities. The patients have been described as a young couple aged 30 and 31 years old, both Chinese citizens from Wuhan who were asymptomatic when they arrived in Paris on January 18.

Age and Sex of the first deaths as reported by the China National Health Commission (NHC)

The NHC reported the details of the first 17 deaths up to 24 pm on January 22, 2020. The deaths included 13 males and 4 females. The median age of the deaths was 75 (range 48-89) years.

WHO Risk Assessment: Global Emergency

See full details: WHO coronavirus updates

On January 30, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a Global Public Health Emergency.

For more information from the WHO regarding novel coronavirus: WHO page on Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Sources: Worldometers, WHO, UNICEF, NCDC

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