The World Health Organization (WHO’s) is producing daily situational reports that contain a map of the current coronavirus spread as well as summary reports on the latest significant events, statistics on how the virus is being transmitted, and tables breaking down the number of 2019-nCoV (known informally as the Wuhan coronavirus) cases by Chinese province and by countries, territories, and area.
The report is being produced daily starting with the first report on January 21, 2020. The daily reports, available as PDF files, can be accessed from the WHO’s situation reports page for 2019-nCoV.
Interactive Map of 2019-nCoV Cases
The main page for the Novel Coronavirus lists a link to a GIS dashboard which appears to be similar to John Hopkin University’s Wuhan Coronarvius near-realtime map. The map was also created using an ArcGIS dashboard. Similar statistics are available such as total confirmed cases, a graph showing cumulative confirmed cases and a table listing cases by country. The data is most detailed for China and the lower right box lists WHO and the National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China as data sources.
Daily Map of 2019-nCoV Cases
Users can access static maps showing the spread and intensity of Novel coronavirus cases within the daily situation reports.
Status of 2019-nCoV
Besides the map, the daily report contains a synopsis of the state of 2019-nCoV. For example, the February 1 2020 report notes that, despite reports of person-to-person transmission of the virus from individuals not displaying any symptoms, “[t]he main driver of transmission, based on currently available data, is symptomatic cases.”
There is also a notable epidemiological section that lists any significant events about 2019-nCoV cases that have transpired since the last daily report. The February 1 2020 reported noted “The first instance of third-generation human-to-human transmission outside China has been identified, in an individual who was exposed to a confirmed case from the cluster in Bavaria, Germany.”
Hubei Province, where the city of Wuhan is located, is still the center of 2019-nCoV transmissions with 60.5% of all cases.
To stay informed about the progress of 2019-nCoV, access the WHO’s situation reports page for 2019-nCoV.