NEW: the Thursday 19 March update of our coronavirus mortality trajectories tracker

• Italy now has more Covid-19 deaths than China’s total
• UK remains on a steeper mortality curve than Italy, while Britain remains far from lockdown

Live version here: ft.com/content/a26fbf…
Here are the latest case trajectories for major countries:

• Italy-scale outbreaks remain the inevitable destination for most countries. If your country is not considering lockdown now, it soon will be

• Read more here about flattening curves in Asia: ft.com/content/e015e0…
And here’s the newest chart showing case trajectories in countries whose outbreaks began more recently. Today we added Chile, Lebanon & Pakistan, and we’ll add new countries every day.

Live versions of all charts here: ft.com/content/a26fbf…
Here's my explainer on why we're using log scales: twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/s…
And why we're showing absolute numbers rather than population-adjusted rates: twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/s…
Please DM or email john.burn-murdoch@ft.com if you have important feedback, comments, requests etc.

Feedback continues to be invaluable, and we’re incorporating more of your suggestions every day.

I’ll continue getting back to as many people as possible.

Stay safe, everyone.

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