Coronavirus Pandemic Continues

By Marcus Session

The Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 has swept national headlines in recent weeks and rightfully so. COVID-19 has erupted into the most catastrophic event in fresh memory.

COVID-19 has spread in multiple countries worldwide with a total of 169, 385 cases, according to the GIS and Data Maps website. Of those cases, about 77,300 have recovered and an estimate of 6,500 people have suffered deaths caused by the virus.

The image below shows the best ways to prevent Coronavirus.

Graphic detailing COVID-19

A few countries have shut down to contain and decrease the rapid spread of COVID-19. The United States is one of these countries. For example, the state of Illinois just closed down schools and the city of Chicago is expected to close down restaurants and bars after tonight.

Italy and China have the most cases and also the most deaths. China has 81,000 total cases and Italy has 25,000. Both countries have been locked down to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

Note: Live updates of cases can be found on the GIS and Data website.

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