and infected more than 526,000 from 3 p.m. PT on March 26, according to the dashboard. Around 122,000 people have recovered.
The 10 countries with the highest number of cases are the USA with 82,404; Mainland China at 81,782; Italy with 80,589; Spain with 56,347; Germany with 43,646; France with 29,551; Iran with 29,406; Switzerland with 11,811; Great Britain with 11,792; and South Korea with 9,241. The dashboard shows that the virus has spread to 175 countries, with even the smallest areas, including the Faroe Islands and Vatican City, reporting cases.
Cases have been confirmed in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Australia and in the Pacific, with the disease showing symptoms of pneumonia. It was first reported to the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019, when Chinese scientists have linked the disease to a family of viruses known as coronaviruses, which include lethal SARS and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).
This article was originally published on January 24 and is constantly updated.