Chilling Animation Shows How Coronavirus Spread Like Wildfire Across World In 6 Months

By 09:50 Mon, 20 Jul 2020 Comments

A chilling new video has revealed how coronavirus spread around the world following the outbreak in China earlier this year.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The data visualisation was put together by designers Global Stats who used the World Health Organisation 's (WHO) Situation Reports to compile the animation.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The eerie timelapse shows the shifting response to the pandemic since the first cases were reported in Wuhan, China late last year.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The video illustrates how the virus took hold in Asia before spreading to Europe and its new epicentre in the Americas.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The death rate is also charted in the video and shows how it climbed dramatically as it reached Europe before a modest decline.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

The virus started out as a pneumonia-like infection with just a few reported clusters in China, Vietnam and South Korea.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

However, by early March the virus had forced Italy into a shutdown before reaching the United Kingdom, where over 45,000 people are now confirmed to have died with coronavirus.(Wapbaze_Copyright)

Covid-19 was eventually declared a pandemic on March 11 by the World Health Organisation as the global economy went into lockdown to help control the spread.(Wapbaze_Copyright)



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