On average 493 People Per-Hour Worldwide Gets Sick By Coronavirus COVID-19

ABC News has announced special coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, including a live two-hour “20/20” focused on the outbreak, new daily programs on ABC News Live and ABC News Radio.

The live two-hour “20/20: Outbreak: What You Need to Know,” anchored by David Muir with reporting by Dr. Ashton, chronicles the extraordinary chain of events that led to a global health crisis.

Using video diaries from inside China’s quarantined cities and from passengers trapped on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, ABC News reveals the human stories behind the headlines about COVID-19. “20/20” will report live from locations across the world and feature chief business, technology & economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis, correspondent Bob Woodruff, senior foreign correspondent Ian Pannell, foreign correspondent James Longman, correspondent Deborah Roberts and foreign correspondent Maggie Rulli.

From tracking the virus hunters seeking a cure to unprecedented access to a biocontainment facility uniquely qualified to treat passengers from the Diamond Princess, “20/20” will report on the latest developments in the coronavirus spread and updates on its impact in the United States. Dr. Ashton will answer questions about COVID-19, including viewer questions taken from social media, during the live broadcast. “20/20: Outbreak: What You Need to Know” airs on Friday, March 6 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.