Coronavirus pandemic - world interactive updated daily
January 28, 2021 - Countries around the world are struggling to control the pandemic of the pneumonia-like virus that originated in China late 2019 as it spreads across the globe.
The number of people around the world who have contracted coronavirus is continuing to surge, with the death toll from the pandemic rising rapidly, as the global outbreak continues to take lives and wreak havoc on economies and established routines of life.
Medical workers and health services around the world are also at breaking point and the livelihoods of millions are at risk amid a widespread shutdown caused by the virus and the damage the viral outbreak is inflicting on the global economy. Layoffs are sure to accelerate as the world sinks into a recession with revenue collapsing at restaurants, hotels, movie theatres, gyms, airlines and numerous other businesses.