Coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, with nearly 9 million confirmed cases in 188 countries. More than 460,000 people died.
This series of maps and charts tracks the global outbreak of the virus.
While in some countries confirmed cases and mortality after severe restrictions begin to occur, others continue to grow.
The sharp increase in Latin American cases in the second half of May led the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare that the Americas had become the new center of the pandemic. But there have also been new outbursts in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
On Monday, WHO announced that it recorded the highest one-day increase in the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic: 183,000 added in one day.
These charts show four countries — Brazil, Mexico, India, and Pakistan — where cases (in blue) and death (in red) were on an ascending path, as shown by blue and red lines.
Brazil, Peru, Chile, Mexico and Ecuador are among the countries of Latin America in which massive outbreaks occurred.
On Saturday, Brazil became the second country in the world after the United States, which confirmed more than a million cases of Covid-19, and the death toll in this country exceeds 50,000.
President Jair Bolsonaro has constantly downplayed the risks of the virus and has given priority to the economy in decision-making.
In Mexico, just under half of all states are still at the highest alert levels, as cases are still growing across the country. The capital, Mexico City, planned to resume business this week, but with the alert level remaining at “red,” the mayor extended the current restrictions for another week.
On Sunday, India reported over 15,000 new cases of coronavirus – the largest daily increase since its epidemic began as the country struggles with growing infections.
The total number of confirmed cases in India currently exceeds 425,000 – the fourth largest in the world after the USA, Brazil and Russia, and the official number of deaths has exceeded 13,000. It is estimated that the true number of cases and deaths in the country is much higher due to insufficient testing and reporting.
In neighboring Pakistan, there has also been an increase in infections and deaths in recent weeks, and the health systems in both countries are under pressure.
There are in Iran fears of a second wave of infections, The number of daily deaths for the first time in two months has risen to about 100 per day.
China also deals with dozens of new cases It is believed that it is associated with the wholesale market in Beijing and has introduced blocking measures in several areas. Chinese officials say the virus, which is currently being detected in Beijing, is the “European strain.”
The largest outbreaks in Africa were observed in South Africa and Egypt. But Testing reportedly extremely low in parts of the continent, so this can distort the understanding of how far the virus has spread.
How many cases and deaths?
The Covid-19 respiratory infection virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019.
Then it quickly spread throughout the world in the first months of 2020.
Note. The map, table, and animated histogram on this page use a different data source for France than the one used at Johns Hopkins University, which leads to a slightly lower overall result. U.S. figures do not include Puerto Rico, Guam, or the US Virgin Islands.
To date, the largest number of cases has been recorded in the United States – now more than 2.2 million and about 25% of the total number in the world – according to data collected Johns Hopkins UniversityIt also has the highest death toll in the world, followed by Brazil and the UK.
In China, the official death toll is about 4,600 of the approximately 84,000 confirmed cases, although critics questioned whether the country’s official figures can trust.
In general, it is believed that the true number of cases is much higher than the reported numbers, since many of them with milder symptoms have not been verified and counted.
In the table below, countries can be reordered by mortality rate, mortality rate, and total number of cases. In the colored columns on the right side of the country, in which the number of cases has increased to 5,000 per day, are countries with black columns at the corresponding date.
This outbreak was declared by the WHO global pandemic on March 11. This is when an infectious disease is easily transmitted from person to person in many parts of the world at the same time.
WHO has warned that the pandemic is far from over, and says people should be prepared for new outbreaks, especially in areas where blockages are loosened.
AFP estimates that at least 4.5 billion people — half the world’s population — lived in the midst of a pandemic in Europe in the midst of a global pandemic.
These restrictions have had a major impact on the global economy, with the International Monetary Fund warning the world is experiencing the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 30s.
The UN World Food Program also warned that a pandemic could nearly double the number of people suffering from acute hunger.
Europe loosens blocking restrictions
In Europe, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and France, among others, a peak has apparently now passed, and the number of newly confirmed cases and deaths is declining.
There are more than 42,000 coronavirus deaths in the UK, the highest in Europe. Italy ranks second in terms of the number of deaths – about 34,000 people, while in France and Spain a little less than 30,000 people.
However, differences in population and how countries report their numbers, including deaths in nursing homes or deaths of those who are suspected but not confirmed by the presence of the virus, international comparisons are complicated,
Being blocked to control the spread of the virus, European countries begin relax restrictions,
How and when restrictions are lifted varies from country to country, but WHO urged all countries to adopt a “slow, steady” approach.
The risk of a second wave of infections requiring European countries to re-introduce complete blocking, medium to highAccording to an EU agency that monitors infectious diseases.
New York is the strongest blow in the USA
In the United States, more than 2.2 million cases have been reported. This is the highest confirmed infection rate in the world. About 120,000 deaths are also recorded.
new york state particularly affected: a total of more than 31,000 people died, but the number of daily deaths since the end of May remained below 100 – compared with 1,000 per day in early April.
At some point, more than 90% of the US population was under a forced closure order, but most states have now relaxed their residency restrictions and allowed some businesses to reopen – a move health officials fear that might further spread the virus.
At the national level, the number of new cases has remained stable at around 20,000 per day for several weeks, but the situation is not the same in every state.
California, Texas, Arizona, and Florida are among the states reporting a steady increase in cases.
President Trump and Vice President Pence have called the increase largely the product of an increase in US production capacity.
But an infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, warned that a higher percentage of positive tests in some states “cannot be explained by an increase in testing.”
President Trump held his first election march on Saturday after blocking the coronavirus in the United States, after a lawsuit was dismissed to suspend the event because of concerns that could increase the spread of Covid-19. Those present at the rally were supposed to sign a waiver protecting Trump’s campaign from responsibility for any disease.
Data from the US government published on Thursday showed that as of May 30, more than 29 million people – almost one in five American workers – continued to receive unemployment benefits.
The US economic downturn has been officially declared a recession.
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About this data
The data used on this page is obtained from various sources. It includes data collected by Johns Hopkins University, data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, national governments and health facilities, as well as UN population data.
When comparing figures from different countries, it is important to consider that not all governments report cases and deaths from coronavirus in the same way. This makes comparisons between countries difficult.
Other factors to consider include: different populations, the country’s elderly population, or the majority of a population living in densely populated areas. In addition, countries may be at different stages of a pandemic.