Coronavirus Facts and Figures: Monday, July 6, 2020 – New Daily Cases Over 55,000, In Texas, Caseloads Soar

By Anna Breuer on 5 July 2020
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The number of coronavirus cases across the globe now stands at 11.5 million, an increase of over 189,689 people in the past 24 hours.  Out of this, 6.62 million have recovered, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics. The death toll now stands at 535,464.

The number of daily deaths was 4,494 on Sunday.

The number of active cases continues to increase dramatically.  As of Wednesday, there are 4.45 million active cases worldwide, an increase of over a quarter of a million since Friday, and 7.05 million closed cases.  Out of the active cases, 4.39 million are mild and 1% or 58,504 are severe.

In the United States and its territories, the number of confirmed cases stands at 2.97 million, an increase of over 55,000 cases since Monday, while the death toll stands at 130,284, an increase of 2,073.

Cases are surging in the United States and 12 states announced new single-day highs.  Over 55,000 new cases were reported on Thursday and again on Friday.

In California, where businesses that had started to reopen were required to close, the number of new cases went from about 2,500 to more than 8,200 on Thursday, the highest the state has ever reported.

In Texas, the number of cases is soaring as the availability of hospital beds throughout the state plummets.

Brazil continues to have the second highest number of cases in the world, and crossed the one million mark last week with 1.57 million as of Sunday, with a death toll of 64,383.  Meanwhile, Russia has the third highest number, with 697,836, up 6,736 in the past 24 hours. The death toll there is 10,161, a figure that officials in the United States continue to consider an undercount.

The critical R0 figure in Germany rose slightly to 0.96 over the past week as a 7-day average, according to the Robert-Koch-Institut. Two weeks ago it had been at 2.88. Last week it was at 0.86.

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 42 days.

Belgium has the second highest number of deaths per million members of the population, 843. It is followed by Andorra with 673 (unchanged in 18 days) and the United Kingdom with 651.  Spain reported 607, Italy, 577, while Sweden and France reported 537 and 458, respectively.

The Netherlands, Ireland, and Switzerland have reported 357 (unchanged), 353, and 227 (unchanged in 6 days), respectively.  In Germany the figure is 108 (unchanged in 6 days), while in Austria it is 78, both unchanged in 9 days.

The number of deaths per million members of the population in the United States is now 400.  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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