This week we like to add an additional chart about the development of the coronavirus since January. The data is compiled from the "Center for Systems Science and Engineering" at Johns Hopkins University (https://systems.jhu.edu/research/public-health/ncov/). This information needs to be relied on with some caution but it is the best publicly available source we are aware of.
The graph shows the daily changes in confirmed cases in China and in the rest-of-the-world ("RoW"). In the first two weeks, the growth rate was small in absolute terms but huge in relative terms (more than 100% on January 25). Since then, absolute growth rates increased and reached approximately 4,000 new cases per day as of February 4. Since then, the number of daily new confirmed cases fell to below 3,000. This development is a good sign and we hope that the quarantine approach of the Chinese authorities will prove succesful in the coming weeks.