COVID-19 Update 21 February 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 21 February 2020
Today’s biggest headline:

Attention moves to South Korea as cases top 200 and the second death was reported.

Statistics there are more reliable than Chinese numbers, so we’ll pay close attention to Seoul’s reporting for a better idea of what’s really going on.
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Today’s biggest developments
  • China’s top diplomat has arrived in Laos for an emergency meeting with counterparts from Southeast Asian countries to discuss COVID-19 response.
  • South Korea is in a state of emergency as over 100 news cases have been identified, and the second death was reported.
  • Ukraine protestors attacked a bus full of China evacuees after a fake email falsely said some evacuees had contracted the virus.
  • Car sales in China have fallen 92% since the outbreak began, while airlines stand to lose $30B.
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The Latest Stats
CONFIRMED CASES
76,775
+ 1.4% since yesterday

CONFIRMED DEATHS
2,247
+ 5.5% since yesterday

RECOVERIES
18,855
+12.2% since yesterday
COVID-19 Growth
Growth, as of 13:12 UTC
Confirmed Cases by Country / Region
  • 75,467 Mainland China
  • 634 Others
  • 204 South Korea
  • 97 Japan
  • 85 Singapore
  • 68 Hong Kong
  • 35 Thailand
  • 26 Taiwan
  • 22 Malaysia
  • 16 Germany
  • 16 Vietnam
  • 16 US
  • 15 Australia
  • 12 France
  • 10 Macau
  • 9 Canada
  • 9 United Arab Emirates
  • 9 UK
  • 5 Iran
  • 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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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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