Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Saturday, May 30, 2020

By Anna Breuer on 30 May 2020
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Lausanne is the capital of the Swiss canton Vaud.

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe stands at 6.1 million, of which 2.7 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that compiles and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 369,127.

While the number of new cases increases to climb – it reached over 125,000 on Friday, the number of daily deaths continues to drop and was 4,873 on Friday.

For the first time, there are more closed coronavirus cases than active ones. There are 3.02 million active cases worldwide and 3.07 million closed cases.  Out of the active cases, 2.98 million are mild and 2% or 53,466 are severe.

In the United States and its territories, the number of confirmed cases stands at 1.8 million, while the death toll stands at 105,231. Brazil continues to have the second highest number of cases in the world, with 469,510, with a death toll of 28,015, while Russia has the third highest number, with 396,575 and 4,555 deaths, which, despite a revision in figures, officials in the United States still continue to consider a significant undercount.

The number of new coronavirus cases and fatalities in Germany increased by 130, and the country’s infection rate continued to hold below the key threshold of 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 five days.

Belgium has the second highest number of deaths per million members of the population, 816, is followed by Andorra with 660 (unchanged in 12 days) and Spain with 580 (unchanged in two days). The United Kingdom reported 566, Italy, 551, while France and Sweden have reported 441, and 435, respectively. The Netherlands, Ireland, and Switzerland have reported 347, 335, and 222 (unchanged in two days), respectively.  In Germany the figure is 103, while in Austria it is 74 (unchanged).

The number of deaths per million members of the population in the United States is now 318.  It remains three in China, according to official figures there, which are also believed to be an undercount.

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