Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Tuesday, Sept. 22 – In U.S., Deaths from Virus Cross the 200,000 Mark

By Anna Breuer on 22 September 2020
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The worldwide number of reported virus cases, which crossed the 31 million mark early Sunday, now stands at 31.5 million just two days later. The number of cases currently stands at 31.05 million, an increase of over 486,007 new cases in the past 48 hours.

Meanwhile, the death toll in the United States crossed the 200,000 mark on Tuesday.  More Americans have died as a result of this pandemic than died in the First World War, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Iraq, and Afghanistan – combined.

The number of deaths, which reached the 900,000 mark just ten days ago, is now 970,243, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.

There are now over 7.41 million active cases across the globe. In addition, almost 24.12 million people have recovered.

The United States crossed the 7 million mark in coronavirus cases on Monday and currently has 7.05 million. Officials there reported 54,875 new infections on Tuesday, a 7% increase over the past 14 days.  The coronavirus death toll in the country crossed the 200,000 mark and now stands at 204,577.

India continues to have the second highest number of coronavirus infections in the world after the United States, based on reported figures, currently has 5.57 million cases, after reporting 88,992 new cases on Tuesday, although the number of deaths per million members of the population remains low at 64.   By comparison, that figure in the United States is 617 and it is 615 in the United Kingdom and 645 in Brazil.

Brazil remains in the number three slot, with 4.56 million cases, while Russia now has 1.16 million cases, putting it in the number four slot.

Peru is number five, with 772,892 cases, although it leads in the number of deaths per million members of the population, with 952, with the exception of tiny San Marino, where the population is too small for the figure to be statistically significant.

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