COVID-19 Update 14 February 2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 14 February 2020
[NOTE: This is the first 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:

Cases spiked yesterday, but it was due to a change in diagnosis parameters rather than further acceleration of the disease.
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The Latest Stats


COVID-19 Growth
Growth, as of 12:04 UTC
Confirmed Cases by Country / Region

63,862   Mainland China

218   Others

58   Singapore

56   Hong Kong

33   Thailand

29   Japan

28   South Korea

19   Malaysia

18   Taiwan

16   Germany

16   Vietnam

15   Australia

15   US

11   France

10   Macau

9   UK

8   United Arab Emirates

7   Canada

3   Italy

3   Philippines

3   India

2   Russia

2   Spain

1   Nepal

1   Cambodia

1   Belgium

1   Finland

1   Sweden

1   Sri Lanka

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Today’s biggest developments
  • Cases spiked yesterday, but it’s due to the Chinese government defining the illness more broadly.
  • Six healthcare workers in China have died from the virus
  • Tests for the disease appear to be returning false negatives; patients in several countries are having up to six negative results before finally being diagnosed.
  • Some countries are starting to report shortages of generic drugs manufactured in China.
  • The US confirmed its 15th case of COVID-19
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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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