and infected more than 526,000 people as of 3:00 PM. PT on March 26 according to the dashboard. About 122,000 people have recovered.
The 10 countries with the highest number of cases are the US, with 82,404; mainland China, with 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; the UK with 11,792; and South Korea with 9,241. The dashboard shows that the virus has spread to 175 countries, including even the smallest areas, including Faroe Islands and Vatican City. Cases have been confirmed in North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Australia. and the Pacific, where the disease showed pneumonia-like symptoms. It was first reported to the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019, with Chinese scientists associating the disease with a family of viruses known as coronaviruses, including the deadly SARS and respiratory syndrome in the Middle East (MERS) .
This post was originally published on January 24 and is constantly updated.