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Coronavirus pandemic: Tracking the global outbreak

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There are nearly 1.5 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 184 countries and at least 88,000 people have died.

More than half of all the confirmed cases have been in Europe, with Spain and Italy worst affected. However, the United States now has more than twice as many confirmed cases as any other single country.

This series of maps and charts tracks the spread of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year.

How many deaths and recoveries have there been?

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Confirmed cases around the world

1,485,260 cases
88,554 deaths
330,163 recoveries
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Source: Johns Hopkins University

Figures last updated 09 Apr 2020

The virus is spreading rapidly in many countries and the death toll is still climbing - but the majority of people are recovering from the infection.

The country with the highest number of cases is the US, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University. With more than 430,000 confirmed cases, it has more than five times the official number recorded in China.

China's official death toll from the outbreak is just over 3,300 - but the US, Italy, Spain and France have each recorded more than 10,000 deaths.

On Thursday, China reported only two new deaths, having only recently had a day with no deaths at all - for the first time since it began publishing figures. Critics of the Chinese government, however, have questioned whether the country's official numbers could be trusted.