- The coronavirus outbreak that originated in China has killed 3,000 people and infected more than 89,000, according to recent totals.
- The virus has spread to at least 60 other countries, and killed 125 people outside of mainland China. South Korea has the most known infections outside of China.
- Some apps in South Korea track outbreaks, and have been among the most downloaded apps in the Google Play Store over the last week.
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On January 30, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared it a global health emergency. The virus has disrupted travel worldwide, leading to flight cancellations, quarantines, and other breakdowns in movement. The virus has spread to 60 countries and is now on every continent except Antarctica. Some experts have said it could become a permanent virus that humans face, akin to the seasonal flu, though health officials have stopped short of calling it a pandemic.
With more than 3,000 cases, South Korea has the most confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, of any country besides China. On Sunday, the country reported 813 new cases, a record in South Korea. In response to the virus, some developers have created apps that track known information about COVID-19 and outbreak locations.
Take a look at two of the apps here.
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