Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Sunday, May 31, 2020

By Anna Breuer on 31 May 2020
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The Lindau Lighthouse, the southernmost lighthouse in Germany, on Lake Constance.

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe stands at 6.22 million, of which 2.78 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that compiles and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 372,509.

The number of daily deaths continues to drop and was 3,382 on Saturday.

The number of closed coronavirus cases continues to be greater than the number of active ones. There are 3.07 million active cases worldwide and 3.15 million closed cases.  Out of the active cases, 3.02 million are mild and 2% or 53,267 are severe.

In the United States and its territories, the number of confirmed cases stands at 1.83 million, while the death toll stands at 105,926. Brazil continues to have the second highest number of cases in the world, with 501,985, with a death toll of 28,872, while Russia has the third highest number, with 405,873 and 4,693 deaths, a figure that officials in the United States continue to consider an undercount.

The number of new coronavirus cases and fatalities in Germany increased by 158, and the country’s infection rate continued to hold below the key threshold of 1.0.

While international comparisons of these figures are difficult, perhaps the most useful comparison is to look at the deaths per million members of the population, with the caveat that there are differences in how countries record deaths. It’s also important to keep in mind that the number of deaths is a lagging indicator.

San Marino, with a population of just over 33,000 and which has been testing all of its inhabitants, continues to have the highest number of deaths per million members of the population, at 1,238, unchanged for six days.

Belgium has the second highest number of deaths per million members of the population, 817, is followed by Andorra with 660 (unchanged in 13 days) and Spain with 580 (unchanged in three days). The United Kingdom reported 567, Italy, 553, while France and Sweden have reported 441 (unchanged), and 435 (unchanged), respectively. The Netherlands, Ireland, and Switzerland have reported 348 (unchanged), 335 (unchanged), and 222 (unchanged in three days), respectively.  In Germany the figure is 103, while in Austria it is 74 (unchanged).

The number of deaths per million members of the population in the United States is now 320.  It remains three in China, according to official figures there, which are also believed to be an undercount.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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