COVID-19 Update 2 March 2020

Today's biggest headline:

You will probably get coronavirus. You'll also almost certainly be ok.

There's no putting the COVID-19 genie back in the bottle. Its relatively minor initial symptoms combined with long incubation period mean this disease won't be stopped.

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Today's Biggest Developments

  • COVID-19 has now killed more than 3,000 people with cases reported in 66 countries.
  • There was a 50% increase in cases in Italy yesterday while German cases jumped and the Louvre in Paris remained closed.
  • The South Korean government has filed homicide charges against the leaders of the religious group that initially spread the disease in Seoul. There are now over 4,000 cases there and 26 deaths have been confirmed.
  • A second American has died with over two dozen new cases reported over the weekend.
  • Markets stabilised as investors speculated national central banks would step in to reduce interest rates.
  • Fashion Weeks in China and Japan and Thailand MotoGP have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely.
  • School has been suspended in South Korea for a further fortnight.
  • Manufacturing activity in China fell to its lowest level since 2004 last month.

Want to help? Click here to see a list of charities supporting communities affected by the outbreak.


The Latest Stats

CONFIRMED CASES

89,197

+15.6% week over week

CONFIRMED DEATHS

3,048

+17.6 week over week

RECOVERIES

45,155

+80.8% week over week

COVID-19 Growth

Confirmed Cases by Country / Region

  • 80,026 Mainland China
  • 4,335 South Korea
  • 1,694 Italy
  • 978 Iran
  • 705 Others
  • 256 Japan
  • 130 France
  • 130 Germany
  • 106 Singapore
  • 98 Hong Kong
  • 86 US
  • 84 Spain
  • 47 Bahrain
  • 45 Kuwait
  • 43 Thailand
  • 41 Taiwan
  • 36 UK
  • 29 Australia
  • 29 Malaysia
  • 27 Switzerland
  • 24 Canada
  • 21 United Arab Emirates
  • 19 Norway
  • 19 Iraq
  • 16 Vietnam
  • 14 Sweden
  • 14 Austria
  • 10 Israel
  • 10 Lebanon
  • 10 Netherlands
  • 10 Macau
  • 8 San Marino
  • 7 Croatia
  • 7 Greece
  • 6 Ecuador
  • 6 Oman
  • 6 Finland
  • 5 Mexico
  • 4 Denmark
  • 4 Pakistan
  • 3 Qatar
  • 3 Czech Republic
  • 3 Georgia
  • 3 Algeria
  • 3 Iceland
  • 3 Philippines
  • 3 Romania
  • 3 India
  • 3 Azerbaijan
  • 2  Indonesia
  • 2 Belgium
  • 2 Russia
  • 2 Brazil
  • 2 Egypt
  • 1 Afghanistan
  • 1 Nepal
  • 1 Lithuania
  • 1 Cambodia
  • 1 Ireland
  • 1 Nigeria
  • 1 Armenia
  • 1 Dominican Republic
  • 1 North Macedonia
  • 1 Luxembourg
  • 1 Monaco
  • 1 Belarus
  • 1 New Zealand
  • 1 Estonia
  • 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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