Days since last reported case of COVID-19 worldwide as of March 21, 2020, by country

As of March 23, 2020, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide was approximately 339,712. Around 82 new cases were identified in China between March 20 and March 21, but it has been 58 days since the last reported case in Nepal.

How can we prevent the spread?

This most recently discovered coronavirus has not previously been identified in humans, and so it is not known exactly how the virus is spreading from person to person. However, the SARS coronavirus, which caused a global epidemic between 2002 and 2004, is believed to have spread through cough and sneeze droplets. Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus include washing your hands frequently, implementing social distancing measures, and practicing good hygiene etiquette, especially when coughing or sneezing.

Who is at risk from the virus?

The risk of infection is low if you have not been in contact with an infected patient or are in a region where the virus is not spreading. The same is true for people who have traveled from an area where the virus is not spreading. However, you need to take the risk of infection seriously if COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in your area. How the virus affects people is still being determined, but you should seek medical advice if you develop a fever, a cough, and experience difficulty breathing. Older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions – such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease – appear to be affected more than others.

Number of days since last reported case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) worldwide as of March 21, 2020, by country

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of March 21, 2020

Supplementary notes

* Cases identified on a cruise ship currently in Japanese territorial waters.

** Territories, include territories, areas, overseas dependencies and other jurisdictions of similar status.

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