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The number of people infected with coronavirus was more than 244,000 across the world as of Friday 20 March), with more than 10,000 deaths.
The flu-like virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year and has since spread to more than 180 countries and territories.
But Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital, now has very few new cases. Instead Europe is the epicentre of virus, with cases – and deaths – growing most quickly in Italy.
A graphic created by Reuters illustrates the spread of the virus from the epicentre of Wuhan across the world from 1 January to 20 March 20.
The data is collected from the World Health Organisation (WHO), along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), China’s National Health Commission (NHC), and the Chinese medical community website DXY that combines data from China’s NHC and CDC.

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