COVID-19 Map: More Than 1.5M Confirmed Cases Worldwide; 7,500 Cases in LA County
Note on the data you see when clicking on a bubble: Confirmed cases include presumptive positive cases | Recovered cases outside China are estimates based on local media reports, and may be substantially lower than the true number | Active cases = total confirmed - total recovered - total deaths.
WHERE WE STAND
On Wednesday afternoon, L.A. County reported 620 new cases and 29 new deaths, marking a rise in the mortality rate to 2.6%. There have now been more than 7,500 total confirmed cases here.
Meanwhile, the United States is among a number of countries experiencing large-scale epidemics. The map above shows cumulative confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries and is updated in near real-time throughout the day. Zoom out to see more of the world.
Below are the recent totals for the United States, followed by the 10 countries with the most reported cases of COVID-19. Italy, Spain, Germany, and now France are all reporting more confirmed cases than China, where the outbreak began late last year, but whose reported numbers have since greatly slowed.
These numbers are changing rapidly and experts have warned that confirmed cases are far under the actual total of infected individuals. For more detail check the full tracker, which includes death tolls and projections of cases on the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering site. Engineers there are collecting data from:
- World Health Organization
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- European Center for Disease Prevention and Control
- National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China
- Local media reports, local health departments, and the DXY
Statewide, our friends on the L.A. Times data desk are tracking cases in California by surveying "numbers released by the dozens of local health agencies across the state." As of about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, the newspaper is reporting California has:
- 18,830 confirmed cases
- 485 deaths
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
At a press briefing Tuesday, L.A. County public health director Barbara Ferrer cautioned that:
"When we look at these numbers by the total population of each group, African Americans have a slightly higher rate of death than other races and ethnicities, and we will be watching this closely as we gather more information about the remaining 43% of people who have passed away."
Current as of most recent updates Wednesday
- 7,530 cases
- 198 deaths
- 1,016 cases
- 17 deaths
- 1,179 cases
- 32 deaths
- 263 cases
- 7 deaths
SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
- 641 cases
- 20 deaths
FLATTEN THE CURVE
As new cases continue to be confirmed, Californians are continuing to be under "safer at home" and "social distancing" orders. State and county officials have ordered the vast majority of Californians to strictly limit interactions with other people, wash hands frequently, and stay 6 feet away from others.
Remember, the goal of social distancing is to "flatten the curve" of COVID-19's spread.
HOW CALIFORNIA COMPARES
SOME STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT COVID-19
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