Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Monday, July 13 – Number of Cases Passes 13 Million, U.S. Adds 100,00 Over Weekend

By Anna Breuer on 13 July 2020
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The number of coronavirus cases across the globe hit 13.08 million, an increase of almost 197,000 people in the past 24 hours.  Out of this, 7.63 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 572,556.

The number of daily deaths was 4,118 on Tuesday.

In the United States and its territories, over 100,000 new cases were reported over the weekend.  The number of confirmed cases stands at 3.4 million, an increase of 62,561 cases in 24 hours, while the death toll stands at 137,804.

The outbreak is growing in 39 states, largely in the South and West of the country, including some of the nation’s largest urban areas, such as Atlanta, Dallas, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Miami, and Phoenix.

Brazil continues to have the second highest number of cases in the world, and is nearing the 2 million mark with 1.87 million as of Monday, with a death toll of 72,151.  India is in third place with 889,837 total cases and a death toll of 23,335, and Russia is in fourth place, with 733,699, up 6,537 in the past 24 hours. The death toll there is 11,439.

The critical R0 figure in Germany rose to 1.0 as a 4=day average, up from 0.70 on Wednesday, according to the Robert-Koch-Institut. Three weeks ago it had been at 2.88.

R0, pronounced “r naught,” is a mathematical term that indicates how contagious an infectious disease is.  Based on a seven-day average, the reproduction rate jumped to 2.03, according to RKI statistics from Sunday.  In Austria, the number of cases was up by 48, to 17,271, and the infection rate continues to average around 1.0.

While international correlation 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 49 days.

Belgium has the second highest number of deaths per million members of the population, 844, unchanged for 3 days. It is followed by Andorra with 673 (unchanged in 25 days) and the United Kingdom with 660.  Spain reported 607 (unchanged for 5 days), Italy, 578 (unchanged for 3 days), while Sweden and France reported 547 and 450, respectively.

The Netherlands, Ireland, Canada, and Switzerland have reported 358 (unchanged for 3 days), 353 (unchanged in 7 days), 233, and 227 (unchanged in 13 days), respectively.  In Germany the figure is 109, unchanged in 3 days, while in Austria it is 79.

The number of deaths per million members of the population in the United States is now 416.  It remains three in China, according to official figures there, which are also believed to be an undercount.

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