Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Friday, June 12, 2020

By Anna Breuer on 12 June 2020
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The number of coronavirus cases across the globe stands at 7.67 million, an increase of over 137,887 people in the past 24 hours.  Out of this, 3.87 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that compiles and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 424,758.

The number of daily deaths was 4,951 on Tuesday.

The number of active coronavirus cases is steadily going down. As of Wednesday, there are 3.35 million active cases worldwide and 4.29 million closed cases.  Out of the active cases, 3.29 million are mild and 2% or 54,034 are severe.

In the United States and its territories, the number of confirmed cases stands at 2.09 million, an increase of 2,329, while the death toll stands at 116,106. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus cases is rising sharply in about half of the states in the union, a mixture of increased testing, the lifting of lockdowns, and the lack of social distancing and other precautions in recent protests in the country. For months, the epicenter was in states in the Northeast but, more recently, the biggest increases have been observed in the South and the West, notably in Texas and Arizona.

Brazil continues to have the second highest number of cases in the world, with 805,647, with a death toll of 38,497.  Meanwhile, Russia has the third highest number, with 511,423, up 8,987 in the past 24 hours, and 6,715 deaths, a figure that officials in the United States continue to consider an undercount.

The number of new coronavirus cases and fatalities in Germany increased by just 125 to 186,920, and the country’s infection rate continued to hold below the key R0 threshold of 1.0.  R0, pronounced “r naught,” is a mathematical term that indicates how contagious an infectious disease is.  In Austria, the number of cases was up by 30, to 17,064, and the infection rate also remained below 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.

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 18 days.

Belgium has the second highest number of deaths per million members of the population, 832. It is followed by Andorra with 660 (unchanged in 26 days) and the United Kingdom with 611.  Spain reported 580 (unchanged in 16 days), Italy, 565, while Sweden and France reported 481 and 450, respectively.

The Netherlands, Ireland, and Switzerland have reported 353 (unchanged in three days), 345, and 224 (unchanged in three days), respectively.  In Germany the figure is 106, while in Austria it is 75 (both unchanged for eight days).

The number of deaths per million members of the population in the United States is now 351.  It remains three in China, according to official figures there, which are also believed to be an undercount.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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