More cases of the coronavirus are now diagnosed OUTSIDE of China than inside, figures show
There are now more cases of the coronavirus diagnosed outside of China than inside, figures show.
The number of registered cases in 152 countries has now reached 89,446, compared to China’s 80,955 – more than 8,000 more.
For a long time, China was the majority of cases as the deadly bug surfaced in Wuhan city in December 2019.
But as COVID-19 quickly spread worldwide within a few weeks, Europe has now become the ‘new epicenter’, says the World Health Organization.
Italy is approaching 23,000 confirmed cases, making it the worst disease outside of China, followed by South Korea and Iran.
There are now more cases of the coronavirus diagnosed outside of China than inside
Since COVID-19 was first discovered in December, more than 170,400 people have been infected, including 80,955 in China.
The rate of corona ivy peaked in China in mid-February, when the country recorded about 3,500 new cases per day. This has slowed dramatically, with only 27 new cases registered yesterday.
Meanwhile, Europe is in the throes of a crisis as things reach record-breaking levels every day.