Covid-19 has spread around the planet, sending billions of people into lockdown as health services struggle to cope. Find out where the virus has spread, and where it has been most deadly
Since first being recorded late last year in China, the Covid-19 coronavirus has spread around the world, and been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. However, differences in testing mean that the number of cases may be understated for some countries.
The number of deaths is a more dependable indicator. The disease has hit certain countries, including Italy, Spain, the UK and the US, with particular cruelty.
Meanwhile in Asia, where the disease began, the spread continues, although in China it seems for now to have passed its peak.
In Europe most countries have closed schools, and many are in lockdown.
Finally, a reminder that most people who contract the disease recover; many may never notice they had it at all.
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