Charts Show Confirmed Cases, Deaths, & Recoveries
An interactive map from Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering shows the coronavirus spread in real-time.
The map allows you to see which parts of the world are impacted the most by it.
A chart is placed to the left of the map showing the number of confirmed cases for specific countries, states, and cities.
Two charts are placed to the right of the map. They show the number of deaths and the number of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus.
3/1/2020 was especially locally newsworthy as it was reported that a Rhode Island teen tested “presumptive positive” for coronavirus and another woman was being evaluated for the infection. Both went on the same school trip with a man who was confirmed to have the virus hours earlier. The man in his 40s was named the Rhode Island’s first coronavirus case Sunday, and he has been hospitalized for his symptoms.
The United States Center of Disease Control states there is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). They do provide a “best practice” list which outlines the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. The CDC does recommend everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website
For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.
CDC does have specific Coronavirus guidance for travelers which can be found here.