Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Wednesday, June 3, 2020

By Anna Breuer on 3 June 2020
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The number of coronavirus cases across the globe stands at 6.49 million, of which 3.02 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that compiles and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 383,573.

The number of daily deaths continues to drop and was 1,714 on Tuesday.

The number active coronavirus cases is steadily going down. As of Wednesday, there are 3.02 million active cases worldwide and 3.47 million closed cases.  Out of the active cases, 2.96 million are mild and 2% or 54,489 are severe.

In the United States and its territories, the number of confirmed cases stands at 1.88 million, an increase of 3,652, while the death toll stands at 108,185. Brazil continues to have the second highest number of cases in the world, with 558,237, up 1,569 in the past 24 hours, with a death toll of 31,309.  Meanwhile, Russia has the third highest number, with 432,277 and 5,215 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 72 to 184,163, and the country’s infection rate continued to hold below the key threshold of 1.0.  In Austria, the number of cases was up by 12, to 16,771, 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.

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 nine days.

Belgium has the second highest number of deaths per million members of the population, 822, is followed by Andorra with 660 (unchanged in 16 days) and Spain with 580 (unchanged in six days). The United Kingdom reported 585, Italy, 555, while Sweden and France reported 450 and 443, respectively. The Netherlands, Ireland, and Switzerland have reported 349, 336, and 222 (unchanged in six days), respectively.  In Germany the figure is 104, while in Austria it is 74 (unchanged in four days).

The number of deaths per million members of the population in the United States is now 327.  It remains three in China, according to official figures there, which are also believed to be an undercount.

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