Confirmed worldwide coronavirus cases exceed one million after doubling in less than a week


The coronavirus has infected more than a million people worldwide, according to the latest figures from Johns Hopkins University.

The virus, which was first reported in Wuhan, China, has spread to at least 181 countries and regions. The United States has more cases than any other country, with more than 234,000 confirmed infections to date, followed by Italy (115,000) and Spain (110,000). The three countries have exceeded the number of cases in China, which now has a confirmed infected population of 82,400 people.

While China has seen an increase in imported cases in recent days, the epidemic has been largely contained, with restrictions on overseas travel now being lifted in Hubei province. The restrictions are also expected to be lifted in Wuhan later this month.