Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Monday, June 8, 2020

By Anna Breuer on 8 June 2020
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Munich’s Rathaus, or City Hall

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe stands at 7.14 million, an increase of over 54,000 people in the past 24 hours.  Out of this, 3.28 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that compiles and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 394,688.

The number of daily deaths fell dramatically and was 2,302 on Thursday, from 4,072 on Wednesday.

The number of active coronavirus cases is steadily going down. As of Wednesday, there are 3.25 million active cases worldwide and 3.89 million closed cases.  Out of the active cases, 3.19 million are mild and 2% or 53,904 are severe.

In the United States and its territories, the number of confirmed cases stands at 2.01 million, an increase of 1,457, while the death toll stands at 112,949. Brazil continues to have the second highest number of cases in the world, with 693,419, up 2,684 in the past 24 hours, with a death toll of 37,312.  Meanwhile, Russia has the third highest number, with 576,658, up 8,895 in the past 24 hours, and 5,971 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 187 to 186,056, and the country’s infection rate continued to hold below the key R0 threshold of 1.0.  R0, pronounced “r naught,” is a mathematical term that indicates how contagious an infectious disease is.  In Austria, the number of cases was up by 66, to 18,968, and the infection rate also remained below 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 14 days.

Belgium has the second highest number of deaths per million members of the population, 829. It is followed by Andorra with 660 (unchanged in 22 days) and the United Kingdom with 598.  Spain reported 580 (unchanged in 12 days), Italy, 561, while Sweden and France reported 465 and 447, respectively. The Netherlands, Ireland, and Switzerland have reported 351 (unchanged in four days), 340, and 222 (unchanged in 12 days), respectively.  In Germany the figure is 105, while in Austria it is 75 (both unchanged for four days).

The number of deaths per million members of the population in the United States is now 340.  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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