Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Saturday, September 12 – World Sees Highest Daily Increase in Cases

By Anna Breuer on 12 September 2020
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The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 28 million mark on Thursday and on Saturday stands at 28.73 million, an increase of over 310,676 cases in the past 24 hours, which is the largest number of new cases in a 24-hour period since the start of the outbreak.  The number of deaths reached the 900,000 mark on Wednesday as well, and now stands at 920,903, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.

There are now over 7.1 million active cases across the globe. In addition, over 21 million people have recovered.

The United States continues to lead the world in the number of coronavirus cases reported, and now has 6.69 million cases. Officials there reported 47,646 new infections on Saturday, and the coronavirus death toll in the country stands at almost 198,000.

Meanwhile, India continues to have the second highest number of coronavirus infections in the world after the United States, based on reported figures, with 4.69 million cases, after reporting 96,551 new cases on Saturday, although the number of deaths per million members of the population remains low at 56.   By comparison, that figure in the United States is 596 and it is 612 in the United Kingdom and 613 in Brazil.

Brazil remains in the number three slot, with 4.28 million cases, Russia, which crossed the one million mark last Sunday, now has 1.06 million cases, putting it in the number four slot, and Peru is number five, with 716,670 cases. The number of deaths per million members of the population in Peru is the world’s highest, with 922, with the exception of tiny San Marino, where the population is too small for the figure to be statistically significant.

Meanwhile, Canada reported zero coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, while Kansas reported 21, a single-day record for the Sunflower state.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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