COVID-19 Update 18 February 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 18 February 2020
[NOTE: This is the third of what will likely be many many daily updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We’ll keep reporting on it until it’s no longer necessary]
Today’s biggest headline:

Men are 50% more likely to die from COVID-19 than women are, and the mortality rate of those over 80 years old is nearly 15%.
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The Latest Stats
CONFIRMED CASES
73,336
+ 2.1% since Monday

CONFIRMED DEATHS
1,775
+ 5.6% since Monday

RECOVERIES
11,178
+16.9% since Monday
COVID-19 Growth
Growth, as of 12:29 UTC
Confirmed Cases by Country / Region
  • 72,438 Mainland China
  • 454 Diamond Princess
  • 77 Singapore
  • 66 Japan
  • 61 Hong Kong
  • 35 Thailand
  • 31 South Korea
  • 22 Malaysia
  • 22 Taiwan
  • 16 Germany
  • 16 Vietnam
  • 15 Australia
  • 15 US
  • 12 France
  • 10 Macau
  • 9 United Arab Emirates
  • 9 UK
  • 8 Canada
  • 3 Italy
  • 3 Philippines
  • 3 India
  • 2 Russia
  • 2 Spain
  • 1 Nepal
  • 1 Cambodia
  • 1 Belgium
  • 1 Finland
  • 1 Sweden
  • 1 Egypt
  • 1 Sri Lanka
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Today’s biggest developments
  • Liu Zhiming, head of the Wuchang hospital in Wuhan, died from the coronavirus this morning, the first hospital head to die of the virus.
  • Apple has warned that disruption in China from the coronavirus will mean revenues falling short of forecasts.
  • The first complete study of the virus shows that the mortality rate increases with age and that men are 50% more likely to die than women.
  • A British couple who have been on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus

Carter Hopkins

Carter is a former US Army Ranger, US Army intelligence officer, and counterintelligence officer with the Defence Intelligence Agency. He has a BA in Political Science from UCLA and an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown.

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