Coronavirus Stats and Facts: Tuesday, Sept. 15 – World Races to 30 Million Cases, Lieutenant Governor Tests Positive

By Anna Breuer on 15 September 2020
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The worldwide number of reported virus cases crossed the 29 million mark on Sunday, just three days after crossing the 28 million mark on Thursday.  The number of cases currently stands at 29.43 million as of early Tuesday, an increase of just shy of 253,000 new cases in the past 24 hours.

The number of deaths, which reached the 900,000 mark on Wednesday, now stands at 932,390, based on data compiled by Worldometer, a service that aggregates and makes available world statistics.

There are now over 7.24 million active cases across the globe. In addition, almost 22.2 million people have recovered.

The United States continues to lead the world in the number of coronavirus cases reported, and now has 6.75 million cases. Officials there reported 33,369 new infections on Tuesday, and the coronavirus death toll in the country stands at 198,974.

India continues to have the second highest number of coronavirus infections in the world after the United States, based on reported figures, with 4.97 million cases, after reporting 81,911 new cases on Tuesday, although the number of deaths per million members of the population remains low at 58.   By comparison, that figure in the United States is 600 and it is 613 in the United Kingdom and 621 in Brazil.

Brazil remains in the number three slot, with 4.35 million cases, while Russia, which crossed the one million mark eight days ago, now has 1.07 million cases, putting it in the number four slot.

Peru is number five, with 733,860 cases, although it leads in the number of deaths per million members of the population, with 932, with the exception of tiny San Marino, where the population is too small for the figure to be statistically significant.

Finally, thanks to spikes in college towns, Wisconsin reported its highest level of new daily cases since the start of the pandemic, while South Carolina’s lieutenant governor, Pamela Evette, said that she had tested positive for the coronavirus.  She reported that she has “only mild symptoms” and entered quarantine last week.

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