More than 80,000 people — primarily in China — have been diagnosed with COVID-19 coronavirus following an outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Outside of China, public health authorities have reported 2,459 confirmed cases across 34 countries. There is one confirmed case in Brazil, the first to be reported in Latin and South America. In China, more than 2,700 have died, and 34 deaths have been reported outside of China, according to the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
China has announced declining numbers in new confirmed cases, but for the first time, the number of new reported cases was higher outside of the country than in China — in South Korea, the country with the highest number of confirmed cases outside of China, the number of infected people has grown to more than 1,200.
More than 80 countries have imposed travel restrictions; The Council of Foreign Relations, a think tank, has created a global tracker with a comprehensive list of travel restrictions, including flight and visa restrictions.