Mapping the Coronavirus
Outbreak Across the World

The coronavirus outbreak is now a pandemic, the World Health Organization declared on March 11, as global confirmed cases of Covid-19 now surpass 300,000 worldwide. The outbreak has spread from the Chinese city of Wuhan in late January to 157 countries and territories—affecting every continent except Antarctica—in the course of a month. Cases in Europe now exceed the number in China. Efforts to prevent the pneumonia-like illness from spreading further has led to shuttered cities, widespread flight cancellations and shaken financial markets.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The incubation period lasts for 6-12 days. If the infection occurred from person to person, the incubation period does not exceed five days. Longer incubation periods may be typical for transmission from animals.

The symptoms of Coronavirus 2019-nCoV are similar to those of pneumonia or severe acute respiratory syndrome:

  • Loss of consciousness (due to progressive destruction of lung tissue),
  • Dry, unproductive cough,
  • Fever and temperature rise (38°C or higher, chill),
  • Difficulty in breathing,
  • Chest pain,
  • Headache,
  • Muscle pain,
  • A general sickness.

Coronavirus prevention measures

  • Wash your hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds
  • Do not touch eyes, mouth and mucous organs with dirty hands
  • Avoid close contact with infected people
  • Do often wet cleaning with disinfectants
  • Specify the epidemiological situation when planning your trip
  • Use breathing masks to protect the respiratory system
  • At the first signs of illness, seek medical help from medical institutions