What to know about the coronavirus outbreak in 8 charts

What to know about the coronavirus outbreak in 8 charts

Business·2020-02-26 07:38

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A doctor examines a patient who is infected by the coronavirus at a hospital in Wuhan in China’s central Hubei province.

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The has spread to 37 other countries.

The disease, named COVID-19, has killed more than 2,700 people and infected more than 80,000. (For the latest case total and death toll, see .)

Here’s what to know about the coronavirus – including symptoms, spread, and travel warnings – in eight charts.

A dramatic uptick in coronavirus cases outside of China this week has sparked new fears about the outbreak’s potential to become a pandemic.

While the World Health Organization has yet to declare it a pandemic, the illness is being diagnosed among hundreds of people in pockets of South Korea, Iran, and Italy.

In the US – which has identified 14 cases stateside and another 43 among repatriated citizens – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned on Tuesday that it anticipates an escalation of the outbreak.

“We expect we will see community spread in this country,” Nancy Messonier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said in a press conference.

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