In many cities there are people who still don’t understand the importance of staying at home. We need strict rules, all medics agree with the rules as one of the only weapons we have to fight this is to isolate. It is a sacrifice by all, for all, to try and overcome this situation.
Saverio Chiaravalle, Prime Minister of Italy
Since 31 December 2019, when the WHO was informed about the first cases in Wuhan, China, more than 1.1 million people are confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from the SARS-CoV-2 virus and more than 62,000 died (all figures last updated 05 April 2020).
There are now cases of Covid-19 on all continents, in 211 countries/territories.
Italy has still the highest number of deaths (15,362), closely followed by Spain (11,744), then France(7,546), USA (7,020), United Kingdom (4,313) and Iran (3,452). There are now 61 territories with no recorded deaths yet, meaning that there are 150 territories where people have died.
Read more on the chronology of the pandemic in our blog.