More than 113,000 people across the globe have recovered from the coronavirus

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More than 113,000 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus across the globe, according to several sources tracking the global number of COVID-19 cases.
China, which had the most COVID-19 cases, also had most of the total recoveries, with more than 73,000.
As of Wednesday, more than 461,000 people have been diagnosed with the disease, 20,000 of whom have died.
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The novel coronavirus has swept the globe, infecting more than 461,000 people and killing at least 20,000 worldwide, leaving mass hysteria in its wake.

But statistics on the number of recovered coronavirus cases around the world may provide a glimmer of hope as countries continue to curb the spread of infections.

According to at least three sources tracking the coronavirus worldwide, more than 113,000 people have recovered from COVID-19.

China, where the novel virus originated, still has the most total coronavirus cases (more than 81,000) — but the country also has the bulk of the global recovered cases, with more than 73,000, according to Microsoft Bing’s tracking tool.

But some European countries, notably Italy and Spain, have seen higher death tolls than China did. Although Italy has more than 69,000 confirmed cases — the second-highest number of coronavirus infections — only 9,300 have recovered from COVID-19 so far, and more than 7,500 Italians have died after contracting the virus.

Based on numbers from Microsoft, here’s how other countries compare, as of Wednesday evening:

China
Total Confirmed Cases: 81,218
Active Cases: 4,287
Recovered Cases: 73,650
Deaths: 3,281
Italy
Total Confirmed Cases: 74,386
Active Cases: 57,521
Recovered Cases: 9,362
Deaths: 7,503
United States
Total Confirmed Cases: 64,107
Active Cases: 62,821
Recovered Cases: 393
Deaths: 893
Spain
Total Confirmed Cases: 47,611
Active Cases: 38,799
Recovered Cases: 5,367
Deaths: 3,445
Germany
Total Confirmed Cases: 37,323
Active Cases: 33,570
Recovered Cases: 3,547
Deaths: 206
South Korea
Total Confirmed Cases: 9,137
Active Cases: 5,281
Recovered Cases: 3,730
Deaths: 126

What “recovered” means differs by person, and is something researchers will be figuring out for years to come. Some patients who had mild symptoms have reported feeling fine after the disease passed, while others with more severe cases might have lasting lung damage. It could depend on a person’s age and if they had any preexisting conditions before they got the coronavirus.

China’s intense lockdown and social distancing campaign helped the country get its outbreak under control

In the early days of the outbreak, China made up a majority of the global cases — but the virus rapidly spread across the globe and it wasn’t long before global infections surpassed those in China. Most recently, Spain recorded more than 730 new coronavirus deaths in one day, meaning it has now surpassed the death toll in China. Italy’s death toll has passed China’s, too.

China quickly implemented strict quarantine measures in January, including city-wide lockdowns, travel restrictions, and social distancing campaigns. The number of Chinese patients who have recovered from the coronavirus surpassed the number still being treated on March 6, suggesting the country was overcoming the epidemic.

While “community spread” (meaning transmission in public spaces like a movie theater or a train) has appeared to be an issue in US cases, this form of transmission …read more

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