COVID-19 Update 20 February 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 20 February 2020
Today’s biggest headline:

The virus appears to have slowed in mainland China while accelerating elsewhere.
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Today’s biggest developments
  • Two of the quarantined passengers aboard the “Diamond Princess” cruise ship died among fierce criticism of how the Japanese government has dealt with the quarantine.
  • Yesterday saw the slowest rate of growth (0.6% day over day) since the Chinese government first began reporting figures in mid-January.
  • The two infected individuals initially reported in Iran yesterday have apparently died. Twenty-five others are quarantined in the same hospital.
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The Latest Stats
CONFIRMED CASES
75,752
+ 0.6% since yesterday

CONFIRMED DEATHS
2,130
+ 5.9% since yesterday

RECOVERIES
16,856
+12.2% since yesterday
COVID-19 Growth
Growth, as of 13:35 UTC
Confirmed Cases by Country / Region
  • 74,579 Mainland China
  • 621 Others
  • 104 South Korea
  • 84 Singapore
  • 84 Japan
  • 67 Hong Kong
  • 35 Thailand
  • 24 Taiwan
  • 22 Malaysia
  • 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 Iran
  • 2 Russia
  • 2 Spain
  • 1 Nepal
  • 1 Cambodia
  • 1 Belgium
  • 1 Finland
  • 1 Sweden
  • 1 Egypt
  • 1 Sri Lanka
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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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