Animation: How has the COVID-19 outbreak evolved worldwide?

The COVID-19 pandemic has infected over 2 million people around the world, as of 7 pm, April 21 (GMT+8). While the number of new infections has leveled off in China, the United States is now leading the world in both confirmed cases and daily new infections. Check out the line chart race to get a grasp of the global pandemic.

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