Covid world map: which countries have the most cases and deaths from coronavirus?

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Covid-19 has spread across the world, trapping billions of people as health systems are unable to deal with it. Figure out where the virus spread and where the most lethal virus was

It has spread across the world and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization after the Covid-19 coronavirus first appeared in China late last year. However, due to variations in testing, the number of cases in certain countries could be understated.

Larger nations clearly seem to have a higher number of cases and deaths.

Although there are also other factors at stake, such as countries’ demographic profile; countries with ageing populations may be more affected because the disease is more harmful for the elderly.

A more accurate measure is the number of deaths. Certain countries, including the United States, Brazil, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom, have been struck with particular ferocity by the disease.

For most countries in the world, Johns Hopkins University releases data on cases and deaths (a notable exception is North Korea, which claims to have had no cases).

JHU recognizes, however, that it gathers information from several sources, some of which are conflicting with each other. There are major gaps in how countries test and in how they record cases and deaths, even where selection is less controversial.

For example, Belgium attributes Covid-19 fatalities when the disease is a suspected cause, even when no test has been conducted.

This article will be updated regularly due to the unusual and continuing existence of the coronavirus epidemic to ensure that it represents the current situation at the time of publication.

In compliance with Guardian editorial policy, any relevant changes made to this or earlier versions of the article will continue to be footnoted.

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