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Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with more than 4.5 million confirmed cases in 188 countries. More than 300,000 people have lost their lives.

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

How many cases and deaths have there been?

The virus, which causes the respiratory infection Covid-19, was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China, in late 2019.

Confirmed cases around the world

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Source: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies

Figures last updated

16 May 2020, 10: 19 BST

Note: The map and table in this page use a different source for figures for France from that used by Johns Hopkins University, which results in a slightly lower overall total.

The US has by far the largest number of cases, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University. With more than 85,000 fatalities, it also has the world’s highest death toll.

France, Italy, Spain and the UK – the worst-hit European countries – have all recorded more than 25,000 deaths.

In China, the official death toll is some 4,600 from about 84,000 confirmed cases, although critics have questioned whether the country’s official numbers can be trusted.

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This information is regularly updated but may not reflect the latest totals for each country.

The past data for new cases is a three day rolling average. Due to revisions in the number of cases, an average cannot be calculated for this date.

Source: Johns Hopkins University, national public health agencies

Figures last updated: 16 May 2020, 10: 19 BST

The outbreak was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March. This is when an infectious disease is passing easily from person to person in many parts of the world at the same time.

The true number of cases is thought to be much higher than the reported figures, as many of those with milder symptoms have not been tested and counted.

Globally, more than 4.5 billion people – half the world’s population – have been living under social distancing measures, according to the AFP news agency’s estimates.

Those restrictions have had a big impact on the global economy, with the International Monetary Fund warning the world faces the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

The United Nations World Food Programme has also warned that the pandemic could almost double the number of people suffering acute hunger.

Where are coronavirus cases still rising?

While some countries are starting to see confirmed cases and deaths fall, following the introduction of strict lockdown restrictions, others are only now seeing them rise.

Lesotho confirmed its first cases on 13 May, which means coronavirus is now present in all countries in Africa, mainly in urban populations. Worst-hit on the continent are South Africa, Egypt and Algeria.

Russia’s latest official data shows it now has the second highest number of infections worldwide and has been reporting around 10,000 new cases a day for over a week.

Brazil and Mexico announced their highest daily death tolls in recent days.

These charts show four countries where deaths are on an upward trajectory – as shown by the red lines.

Ecuador saw its health system collapse in April –

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