One Asian country and six European countries are among the ten countries most affected by the coronavirus, while more European countries are experiencing an increase in cases. No less than 11 European countries are among the top 15 countries with the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world.
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With the coronavirus reaching more than 100 countries and the WHO declaring nCoV a global pandemic, Pharmaceutical Technology lists the top ten countries most affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic in China, by a number of cases.
The coronavirus is getting worse in Italy, making it the most affected in Europe as well as outside Asia. Italy has experienced the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 in the world. Travel to Italy and Italians traveling to other countries during the epidemic has been shown to cause the spread of COVID-19.
Once confined to northern Italy, cases of COVID-19 spread throughout Italy, resulting in a national blockage. Initial measures by the Italian government, such as the temporary closure of educational institutions, may have limited the spread, although the elderly population remains a concern.
Deaths from coronaviruses in Italy have increased more than nine times in ten days, from 366 on March 8 to more than 3,400 on March 19. The total number of cases exceeded 41,000, more than 50% of those in mainland China.
China, including Hong Kong and Macao, is the country most affected by the new coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak, officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO).
China has recorded more than 3,000 deaths and about 74% of global coronavirus cases as of March 09, which quickly fell to around 58% as of March 13 and 40% as of March 18, the number of cases in the rest of the world has increased and Europe has become the new epicenter.
Hubei is the most affected province in China and Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, is the city most affected by a coronavirus. Hubei has witnessed more than 67,000 cases of coronavirus positive and continues to report deaths, although at a slower pace than before.
The number of cases in China, however, has been declining since March due to rapid control measures and the response of the Chinese government.