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Countries most affected by the coronavirus

March 17, 2020

The case of mainland China, the first territory affected, may help the rest of the world to hope for the end of the epidemic.

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This story originally appeared on World Economic Forum

Countries most affected by the coronavirusCountries most affected by the coronavirus

Spain has become in recent days the fifth country with the most cases of COVID-19, with more than 7,800 affected, around half of them only in the Community of Madrid. As of Monday, March 16 at 8:00 am (CET), 292 people had died from the virus on the Peninsula and the islands. Italy, the most affected country in Europe, will today most likely reach 25,000 patients.

This Statista infographic shows what the current situation is in the seven countries with the most illnesses detected at the moment, according to information from the database on the epidemic created by John Hopkins University. The case of mainland China, the first territory affected, may help the rest of the world to hope for the end of the epidemic . In it, almost 84% of those affected (that is, 67,843 of the 81,020) have already recovered.

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