Number of COVID-19 cases and deaths as of April 2, 2020, by region

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which originated in China, has spread to many regions and territories around the world. As of April 3, 2020, the number of confirmed cases had reached approximately 1,016,400.

Risk level in Europe remains high

In the European region, the number of confirmed cases has reached around 503,006 and around 33,604 people have died after contracting the virus. Italy has become Europe’s worst-affected country, with large clusters of cases identified in northern regions, including Lombardy and Veneto. Extraordinary measures have been implemented across Italy as efforts to contain the outbreak continue: movement within the country has been severely restricted, and those who violate quarantine rules face strong penalties.

Coronavirus: fact or fiction?

The outbreak of COVID-19 has raised many questions and understandably increased anxiety levels. During this period of uncertainty, factual information about preventing the spread of the virus and protecting yourself is a necessity. Face masks are only required if you are coughing, sneezing, or you are taking care of a person with a suspected case of the virus. There is little evidence to suggest that hand dryers are more effective than paper towels in killing the virus; the most important thing is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer. Finally, it remains unclear how the virus will respond to changing weather, but there is no reason to believe that cold or warm weather will stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

Number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed cases and deaths as of April 2, 2020, by region

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

as of April 2, 2020, 10:00 CET

Supplementary notes

For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.

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