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There seem to be a number of posts here and there about the virus, but surely it would be good to have a thread here, where it belongs. I had to look quite hard on the Internet to find the information I wanted, namely statistics showing the number of cases in different countries per head of population. All four news sites I regularly look at only give the actual numbers, often in a sensationalist kind of way. The Philippines comes out pretty well per capita, especially down here in Cebu City and Cebu Province, where there is one confirmed case in a population comparable to that of Denmark (1326 cases) or Norway (2164 cases). China has fewer cases per capita than most Western European countries (and very few new ones recently), but I wouldn't be surprised if there are more countries advising their citizens not to travel to China than to Western Europe.

A useful website I've found is: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/philippines

where you can substitute other countries for philippines to see the trends there. It's important to look at the number of "closed cases'' (people who have recovered or died). For China, you can see that the vast majority of the cases are closed now. The most important graph, I feel, is "daily new cases". Here you can see a huge difference between China and most other countries, including the Philippines. Of course there are many factors behind the numbers of reported cases, such as the number of people tested, but until we see a clear trend like the one in China here in the Philippines or in your home country, we won't have turned the corner.    

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Do we REALLY need another thread on the same subject with the same information as all the other similar threads? 

I will leave that to admin @Jollygoodfellow  but in the meantime members are free to answer this thread or continue on the first thread on the subject (still quite active) at this link:

 

 

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Well, I hadn't noticed there was a thread under Life as an Expat.

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