Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Friday, July 10 – India Now Has 3rd Highest Number of Cases as Global Total Moves to 12.5 Million

By Anna Breuer on 10 July 2020
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The number of coronavirus cases across the globe hit 12.46 million, an increase of over 223,000 people in the past 24 hours.  Out of this, 7.62 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 558,795.

The number of daily deaths was 5,411 on Tuesday.

In the United States and its territories, the number of confirmed cases stands at 3.24 million, an increase of over 60,000 cases in 24 hours, while the death toll stands at 136,022.

The number of new cases in the United States is greatest across the South and West of the country, where hospitals are straining to keep up with the influx of new Covid-19 patients. In Florida, there were at least 11,433 new Covid-19 cases and 93 deaths on Friday, according to data posted on the Florida Department of Health website. The figure is the second highest since the start of the pandemic.

Brazil continues to have the second highest number of cases in the world, and is nearing the 2 million mark with 1.76 million as of Thursday, with a death toll of 69,316.  India moved into third place with 804,861 total cases and a death toll of 10,019, pushing Russia into fourth place, with 713,152, up 6,635 in the past 24 hours. The death toll there is 11,017.

The critical R0 figure in Germany rose slightly to 0.80 as a 4=day average, down from 0.96 on Monday but up from 0.70 on Wednesday, according to the Robert-Koch-Institut. Two weeks ago it had been at 2.88.

R0, pronounced “r naught,” is a mathematical term that indicates how contagious an infectious disease is.  Based on a seven-day average, the reproduction rate jumped to 2.03, according to RKI statistics from Sunday.  In Austria, the number of cases was up by 48, to 17,271, and the infection rate continues to average around 1.0.

While international correlation 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.

Tiny 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 46 days.

Belgium has the second highest number of deaths per million members of the population, 844. It is followed by Andorra with 673 (unchanged in 22 days) and the United Kingdom with 658.  Spain reported 607 (unchanged for 2 days), Italy, 578, while Sweden and France reported 545 and 459, respectively, the latter figure unchanged for 2 days.

The Netherlands, Ireland, Canada, and Switzerland have reported 358 (down by 1), 353 (unchanged in 4 days), 232, and 227 (unchanged in 10 days), respectively.  In Germany the figure is 109, while in Austria it is 78, both unchanged in 13 days.

The number of deaths per million members of the population in the United States is now 411.  It remains three in China, according to official figures there, which are also believed to be an undercount.

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