Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads
The humanitarian costs of the coronavirus outbreak continue to mount, with more than 522,000 people infected globally. The number of people confirmed to have died as a result of the virus has now surpassed 23,500.
The virus’s proliferation has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, meaning it is spreading rapidly in different parts of the world. More than 180 countries have confirmed cases so far.
The epicentre of the coronavirus is now Europe, with the largest number of confirmed cases in Italy, and death tolls growing more quickly in Italy and Spain than they did in China at the same stage of the outbreak.