Corona Virus Cases Update: 14 March 2020. Italy, Spain and other European countries under pressure.
Coronavirus Numbers - Latest Global Corona Virus update - Over 150,000 people affected. The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 155 countries and territories around the world. European countries like Italy and Spain have seen massive spike in reported cases and deaths. The economy is taking a turn for the worst.
The latest news coming from growing cases for coronavirus in India.
This is a counter from multiple sources to display realtime Corona Virus numbers throughout the world.
The 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak is an ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), that has spread to multiple world regions. It is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. As of 15 March 2020, more than 150,000 cases have been confirmed in 157 countries, of which 8,000 were classified as serious. At least 4,000 deaths have been attributed to the disease and more than 75,000 people have recovered. The risk of it spreading further is very high.
The virus primarily passes from one person to others via respiratory droplets produced from the airways during coughing or sneezing. The time between exposure and symptom onset is typically between two and fourteen days. Symptoms may include fever, cough, and breathing difficulties. Complications may include pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. There is no vaccine or specific antiviral treatment (although research is ongoing); efforts aim at managing symptoms and supportive therapy. Hand washing, maintaining distance from people who are coughing, and avoiding touching one's face are recommended to prevent the disease. Anyone who is suspected of carrying the virus is advised to monitor their health for two weeks, self-isolate, wear a surgical mask, and seek medical advice by calling a doctor before visiting a clinic.
The outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO). Public health responses in China and around the world have included travel restrictions, quarantines, and curfews. These have included the lockdown of Hubei and various curfew measures in China; a voluntary curfew in Daegu, South Korea; as well as lockdowns in Italy. Airports and train stations have performed various screening methods. Several countries have issued warnings with regards to travel.
Wider concerns about the consequences of the outbreak include political and economic instability. They have also included xenophobia and racism against people of Chinese and East Asian descent and the spread of misinformation and disinformation about the virus, primarily online