On December 1, 2019, the first patient with mysterious lung disease was registered in Wuhan, China. Six weeks later there is the first case abroad: A visitor from Wuhan is tested positive for the virus there. There are now infected people in more than 70 countries. Head of state and government and the economy are increasingly concerned.

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In our maps, we have broken down the cases of infection and death by the country for you – but also the number of those who have recovered from the virus. A timeline also illustrates the increase in known cases. Our chronology also traces the crucial stages of the epidemic.