Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Friday, June 19, 2020

By Anna Breuer on 19 June 2020
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The interior of Notre Dame several months before the fire

The number of coronavirus cases across the globe stands at 8.6 million, an increase of over 140,528 people in the past 24 hours.  Out of this, 4.56 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that compiles and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 457,275.

The number of daily deaths was 5,123 on Thursday.

The number of active cases is no longer declining.  As of Wednesday, there are 3.56 million active cases worldwide, an increase of almost quarter of a million since Wednesday, and 5.02 million closed cases.  Out of the active cases, 3.54 million are mild and 2% or 54,726 are severe.

In the United States and its territories, the number of confirmed cases stands at 2.27 million, an increase of 22,765, while the death toll stands at 120,723.

The State of Florida hit an all-time record of 3,207 new coronavirus cases in one day, the first time during the pandemic that the state has had more than 3,000 people test positive in one day.  The numbers continue a trend where there have been at least 2,000 new cases recorded every day for the past six days.

In Texas, Dallas County reported a record number of coronavirus-related hospitalizations and fifth deaths.

The increases there are being attributed to 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.

Brazil continues to have the second highest number of cases in the world, with 984,315, an increase of over 55,000 cases in the past 48 hours, with a death toll of 47,897.  Meanwhile, Russia has the third highest number, with 569,063, up 7,972 in the past 24 hours, and a total of 7,841 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 138 to 190,264, 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 48, to 17,271, 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 25 days.

Belgium has the second highest number of deaths per million members of the population, 837. It is followed by Andorra with 673 (unchanged in three days) and the United Kingdom with 626.  Spain reported 580 (unchanged in 23 days), Italy, 571, while Sweden and France reported 500 and 454, respectively.

The Netherlands, Ireland, and Switzerland have reported 355 (unchanged in 3 days), 347, and 226, respectively.  In Germany the figure is 106 (unchanged for 15 days), while in Austria it is 76 (unchanged for 3 days).

The number of deaths per million members of the population in the United States is now 365.  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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