The number of COVID-19 cases outside China has now surpassed the number inside it. There are now more than 88,000 confirmed cases outside China's borders compared to a cumulative Chinese total of approximately 81,000. Despite the negative development, recoveries are still rising, particularly in China where drastic measures to contain the coronavirus have had an impact. On March 15 for example, it reported 16 new cases while at some points in February, it was reporting 4,000 new cases per day. The number of recoveries worldwide now stands at just over 77,000 according to tracking by Johns Hopkins University.