Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Monday, July 27, 2020 – Cases Surpass 16.5 Million

By Anna Breuer on 27 July 2020
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The number of coronavirus cases across the globe crossed the 16 million mark over the weekend and now stands at 16.52 million, an increase of over 550,000 people over the past 48 hours, a record number.  Out of this, 10.11 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 653,864.

The number of daily deaths was 5,689 on Sunday.

In the United States and its territories, over 66,000 new cases were reported on Sunday.  The number of confirmed cases stands at 4.39 million, while the death toll is just shy of 150,000.

Florida now has more cases than New York. As of Sunday, the Sunshine State has at least 423,847 reported cases, while the Big Apple has more than 416,000. Over the past week, officials in Florida have reported at least 11,000 new cases on a daily basis. Last week, California also surpassed New York in the number of cases.

Brazil continues to have the second highest number of cases in the world, and is now at 2.42 million as of Thursday, with a death toll of 87,052.  India is in third place, with 1.48 million total cases and a death toll of 33,436, and Russia is in fourth place, with 818,120 cases and a death toll of 13,354.

The critical R0 figure in Germany rose to 1.28 as a 4-day average, up from 1.04 on Wednesday, according to the Robert-Koch-Institut. Four weeks ago it had been at 2.88.

R0, pronounced “r naught,” is a mathematical term that indicates how contagious an infectious disease is.

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 63 days.

Belgium has the second highest number of deaths per million members of the population, 847. It is followed by the United Kingdom with 674, and Andorra with 673 (unchanged in 41 days).  Spain reported 608 (unchanged in 8 days), Italy, 581, while Sweden and France reported 564 and 462, respectively, the latter unchanged for 11 days.

The Netherlands, Ireland, Canada, and Switzerland have reported 358 (unchanged for 18 days), 357, 235 (unchanged in 6 days) and 228 (unchanged in 4 days), respectively.  In Germany the figure is 110 (unchanged in 6 days), while in Austria it is 79 (unchanged in 17 days).

The number of deaths per million members of the population in the United States is now 453.  It continues to be three in China, according to official figures there, which are believed to be an undercount.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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