November 17, 2019

China

On December 8th of 2019, Officials in China reported people showing sysmptoms of a corona virus. At the time it was unknown that this virus was not the same as SARS in 2002, so drastic measures where not taken. In the coming weeks, this virus would be reported to the World Health Organization, and By December 31st, this virus was not only confimed to be a novel corona virus. By February 11th of 2020, this disease was officially named COVID-19 as an acronym for COronaVIrus Disease discovered in 2019, and the virus causing it was named SARS-CoV-2 (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2).

Number of cases (World Wide):

1

Amount of data Collected:

0 GB

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January 21, 2020

USA

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first US case of coronavirus - a man in his 30s in Washington state who had returned from Wuhan a week earlier. WHO also announced on Jan 22nd that there was evidence of human-to-human transmission in Wuhan, hinting the risk of a possible wider outbreak. On Jan 30, WHO declared the outbreak a global public health emergency after 9000 cases were reported worldwide in 18 countries.

Number of cases (World Wide):

580

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0 GB

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February 18, 2020

Japan

Ten people from the Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Japan tested positive for coronavirus and hundreds of people were left quarantined on the ship. At least 542 people out of 3000 passengers were later infected on the ship making the ship the site of the largest cluster of infection outside of China. The quarantine was heavily criticized as some said the ship was the perfect incubator for the virus and countries worked to evacuate their citizens from the cruise ship.

Number of cases (World Wide):

34,933

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0 GB

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March 1, 2020

UN Head Quarters

The United Nations Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock released US$15 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help fund global efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus. The grant was released to aid countries with fragile health systems to accelerate their detection and response operations. WHO upgraded the global risk of the virus outbreak to “very high”, though said there is still a chance of containing the virus if its chain of transmission is broken.

Number of cases (World Wide):

87,042

Amount of data Collected:

0 GB

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March 13, 2020

Italy

Scientists identified a new strain of the coronavirus that appears to be more contagious than the initial virus that spread. The new strain appeared in Italy, quickly swelling the confirmed cases of coronavirus to more than 15,000 people; Italy became the hotspot for the disease forcing the entire country to go on a lockdown. The new strain migrated quickly to the East Coast of the United States and with it the number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 3000 in the country. On March 11, for the first time, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak as a pandemic.

Number of cases (World Wide):

120,250

Amount of data Collected:

0 GB

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March 29, 2020

USA

President Trump extended his administration’s guidelines on social distancing until April 30 President Donald Trump announced that the administration’s guidelines on social distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak is being extended until April 30. Trump mentioned earlier in the week that he wanted to see much of the country return to normal by April 12 but after consulting the administration’s top medical experts he announced that June 1 would mark “the bottom of the hill.” In the same week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, asking residents to refrain from non-essential travel for 14 days.

Number of cases (World Wide):

674,897

Amount of data Collected:

29 GB

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April 13, 2020

USA

Rutgers University researchers received US government clearance for the first saliva test to help diagnose COVID-19, which is a new approach to help expand testing options as well as reduce risks of infection for healthcare workers. The previous approach required healthcare workers to take a swab from a patient’s nose or throat. With the new saliva-based test, patients are given a plastic tube into which they spit several times, and handed back to the healthcare workers for laboratory processing. Hence, this new approach prevents the workers from having to actually be in the face of patient that may carry the virus.

Number of cases (World Wide):

1.82 million

Amount of data Collected:

450 GB

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May 13 , 2020

UN Head Quarters

The coronavirus-induced economic shutdown tore through the US labor market as the economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April and the unemployment rate soared to 14.7%, both record highs. A United Nations report forecasted that the coronavirus pandemic will shrink the world economy by 3.2 percent this year, the sharpest contraction since the Great Depression in the 1930s. The report said that the pandemic is “exacerbating poverty and inequality,” with an estimated 34.3 million people likely to fall below the extreme poverty line of $1.90 a day in 2020 — 56% of them in Africa.

Number of cases (World Wide):

4.22 million

Amount of data Collected:

1350 GB

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May 15, 2020

China

China passed the one-month mark without announcing any new coronavirus deaths. The National Health Commission reported four new cases of the virus on May 13 all local cross-infections in the northeastern province of Jilin where a cluster of uncertain origin has been detected in recent days. However, the last time the commission reported a death was on April 14. In total, China has reported 4,633 deaths among 82,933 cases since the virus was first detected late last year in the central city of Wuhan. On May 15, the National Health Commision reported that only 91 people remain in treatment for COVID-19 and 623 others being monitored for suspected cases.

Number of cases (World Wide):

4.41 million

Amount of data Collected:

1406 GB

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May 26, 2020

USA

Latin America has passed Europe and the United States in daily infections and The World Health Organization announced that the Americas had emerged as the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. The Americas registered more than 2.4 million cases of the new coronavirus and more than 143,000 deaths from the resulting COVID-19 disease. On May 22, As Brazil’s daily death rate became the world’s highest on Monday, a University of Washington study warned that the country’s total death toll could climb five-fold to 125,000 by early August.

Number of cases (World Wide):

5.46 million

Amount of data Collected:

1736 GB

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Today

Cases (World Wide): 10

Cases (USA): 10

Deaths (World Wide): 10

Deaths (USA): 10