Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Sunday, Sept. 20 – The World Has 31 Million Cases Days After Hitting 30

By Anna Breuer on 20 September 2020
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The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 31 million mark early Sunday, just three days after crossing the 30 million mark on Thursday and the 29 million mark the previous Sunday. The number of cases currently stands at 31.05 million, an increase of 291,196 new cases in the past 24 hours.

The number of deaths, which reached the 900,000 mark just ten days ago, is now 962,482, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.

There are now over 7.44 million active cases across the globe. In addition, almost 23.61 million people have recovered.

The United States leads the world in the number of coronavirus cases reported, and with just under 7 million. Officials there reported 41,844 new infections on Sunday, and the coronavirus death toll in the country now stands at 203,811.

India continues to have the second highest number of coronavirus infections in the world after the United States, based on reported figures, and crossed the 5 million mark on Thursday.  The country now has 5.42 million cases, after reporting 93,997 new cases on Sunday, although the number of deaths per million members of the population remains low at 63.   By comparison, that figure in the United States is 615 and it is 614 in the United Kingdom and 641 in Brazil.

Brazil remains in the number three slot, with 4.53 million cases, while Russia now has 1.1 million cases, putting it in the number four slot.

Peru is number five, with 762,865 cases, although it leads in the number of deaths per million members of the population, with 949, with the exception of tiny San Marino, where the population is too small for the figure to be statistically significant.

In the United States, the infection rate in the Northeast, where the number of new cases was the highest this spring, is relatively low, but there have been rising case numbers in the Midwest.  Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota have reported more new coronavirus infections per capita than any other states in the union.

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