COVID-19: Economic Impact Round-up (2-20-2020)

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COVID-19 has now infected 75,698 people worldwide, 2,124 of which have died. The outbreak remains centered in China with 74,516 cases, 62,031 of them in Hubei province. The virus has spread further afield since the last update. There is a growing case load in Singapore (84 confirmed infections), Japan (92, not including the 634 cases on the Diamond Princess), South Korea (104), Thailand (35), Malaysia (22), Germany (16), and the United States (15). Iran reported its first cases and deaths earlier this week, with new cases announced today. Most recently, the South Korean authorities are now scrambling to deal with a ‘super spreader’ event in the city of Daegu.

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