Covid-19 Numbers

Health
2020-07-03T15:30:01+00:00
For the first time 200,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in a single day
For the first time 200,000 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in a single day
Credit: U.S. Centers for Disease Control (Public Domain)

On July 2 the world has reached another milestone in the Covid-19 pandemic. For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, 200,000 people have been reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 in a single day. Currently, over 4,3 million active cases are reported worldwide.

Politics • American • US
2020-07-03T10:46:02+00:00
U.S. reports 55,000 new Covid-19 cases – daily global record
U.S. reports 55,000 new Covid-19 cases – daily global record
Credit: unsplash.com/United Nations COVID-19 Response

On Thursday, there were 55,274 new Covid-19 reported in the United States, breaking both a single-day record and daily global record. Florida reported over 10,000 cases, also a single-day record, and Texas around 8,000 cases. Infections are rising in 37 U.S. states. Almost 129,000 people have died from a Covid-19 infection.

Politics • American • Brazil
2020-07-03T04:30:01+00:00
Brazil Covid-19 confirmed cases near to 1.5 million, with close to 62,000 deaths
Brazil's Health Ministry Press Conference
Brazil's Health Ministry Press Conference Credit: Carolina Antunes/PR

The Brazilian Health Ministry announced Thursday its daily Covid-19 report with 48,105 new cases and 1,252 deaths. Since the beginning of the outbreak, Brazil accounted for 1,496,858 infected with a death toll of 61,884.

Politics • American • US
2020-07-02T14:30:02+00:00
U.S. reports highest daily Covid-19 case count
U.S. reports highest daily Covid-19 case count
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The United States reported its highest daily case count with around 50,000 new confirmed Covid-19 infections on Wednesday. Several states, including California, Texas and Georgia, hit single-day case records.

Health
2020-06-28T13:00:01+00:00
Over 500,000 people worldwide have died due to the Covid-19 pandemic

The world has reached two milestones during the Covid-19 pandemic. Over 10,000,000 people worldwide have now been tested positive for Covid-19, of which over 5,400,000 have already been recovered. In total over 500,000 have now died from the coronavirus.

Health
2020-06-27T01:30:01+00:00
France: 1588 new Coronavirus cases in one day
A woman wearing a mask in Paris, France
A woman wearing a mask in Paris, France Credit: unsplas.com/Thomas de LUZE

France's government reports 1588 new Coronavirus cases in one single day on Friday. The country averaged around 500 daily cases in the past week and around 430 daily cases since May 30th.

Politics • American • US
2020-06-26T17:00:01+00:00
Texas is pausing reopening plans amid surge in Covid-19 cases
Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016
Gov. Greg Abbott in 2016 Credit: World Travel & Tourism Council / CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

In a press conference on Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a temporary pause on reopening measures amid a surge in Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations. The state reported almost 6,000 new cases on Thursday and a record high for Covid-19 hospitalisations.

"The last thing we want to do as a state is go backwards and close down businesses. This temporary pause will help our state corral the spread until we can safely enter the next phase of opening our state for business," so the Governor.

Politics • American • US
2020-06-26T11:00:01+00:00
C.D.C warns that US "probably recognized about 10 percent of the outbreak"
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield (l) with Dr. Anthony Fauci (r) at the Vaccine Research Center, 2018
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield (l) with Dr. Anthony Fauci (r) at the Vaccine Research Center, 2018 Credit: NIH Image Gallery from Bethesda, Maryland, USA (Public Domain)

On Thursday, C.D.C. director Dr Robert Redfield warned that the numbers of Covid-19 infections are most likely to be 10 times higher than the official numbers of 2.3 million, basing these assumptions on recent antibody test results.

"Now that serology tests are available, which test for antibodies, the estimates we have right now show about 10 times more people have antibodies in the jurisdictions tested than had documented infections," so Redfield.

Politics • American • Brazil
2020-06-26T09:00:02+00:00
Brazil registers 40,673 new cases of Covid-19, 1,180 deaths
Covid-19 testing in Uruçuca, Bahia
Covid-19 testing in Uruçuca, Bahia Credit: Gustavo Lima Brandão

The consortium of Brazilian media companies, compiling data from state health authorities, announced Thursday Brazil recorded 40,673 new confirmed cases of the Covid-19 in the past 24 hours as well as 1,180 deaths.

The country has now a death toll of 55,054, and 1,233,147 confirmed cases.

Politics • American • US
2020-06-26T05:00:02+00:00
US government offical says that Americans "just have to live with that" after Covid-19 infections are surging
Larry Kudlow
Larry Kudlow Credit: Gage Skidmore (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0)

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow has stated that "We’re going to have hot spots, no question" in regards to the surging numbers of Covid-19 cases in the United States as the country previously recorded the day with the highest number of new cases so far. He added that Americans "just have to live with that".

Politics • American • US
2020-06-25T13:30:02+00:00
United States see highest number of new Covid-19 cases in a a single day
United States see highest number of new Covid-19 cases in a a single day
Credit: Adam Nieścioruk

The United States have recorded the highest number of new Covid-19 cases in a single day with 45,667 new cases reported on Wednesday. Previously the highest number of new cases in a single day was recorded in April, though the number this time is over 9,000 cases higher.

Politics • Asian • Russia
2020-06-24T09:20:02+00:00
Russia passes 600,000 Covid-19 cases one day before referendum
COVID-19 Girl in mask on the street.
COVID-19 Girl in mask on the street. Credit: www.vperemen.com (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 4.0)

Russia has reported 7,176 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the nationwide total number to 606,882 confirmed Covid-19 cases. The country remains the third most infected in the world one day ahead of the constitutional referendum.

Politics • European • Germany
2020-06-21T23:00:01+00:00
Germany's coronavirus reproduction rate jumps to 2.88
German Covid-19 contact tracing app
German Covid-19 contact tracing app Credit: Mika Baumeister

Germany's coronavirus reproduction rate has jumped to 2.88 on Sunday. The "R" number estimates how many people an infected person passes the virus to, and a value of less than one is needed to control the spread of the disease.

Numbers released by the Robert Koch Institute shown the average four-day reproduction rate jumped from 1.79 on Saturday, to 2.88. The 7-day 'R' value also increased from 1.55 on Saturday to 2.03 on Sunday.

According to the RKI, the increase was mainly due to local outbreaks in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, where more than 1,300 workers at a meat-processing plant tested positive to Covid-19.

Politics • American • US
2020-06-20T21:30:01+00:00
More people from the United States have died from Covid-19 than during WWI as death numbers rise
Empty Hospital Room
Empty Hospital Room Credit: unsplash.com/Daan Stevens

With the United States surpassing 117,000 Covid-19 related deaths at over 2 million confirmed cases, the country has now a higher death toll from the pandemic than due to World War One. During the first World War 116,516 Americans had been killed.

Politics • American • Brazil
2020-06-20T17:30:02+00:00
Brazil reports record-breaking number of 54,771 new Covid-19 cases in 24-hours

Brazil has passed the mark of 1 million Covid-19 cases and nears the 50,000 deaths mark. Currently, 48,954 deaths have been reported with 1,206 deaths on Friday alone. The country also has reported a record-breaking number of 54,771 new infected people on Friday.

Health
2020-06-19T11:30:01+00:00
Daily New Coronavirus Cases are Going Down in Quebec and Ontario
Social distancing at a crossroad
Social distancing at a crossroad Credit: unsplash.com/Kate Trifo

In Canada’s two largest provinces by population, the number of new cases has been decreasing. Even in Quebec, where the number of coronavirus cases has exceeded the rest of the country combined, had only 120 new cases on Thursday, significantly below the average of 500-600 prior. There is no clear reason for this decrease.

Politics • Oceanian
2020-06-16T13:46:01+00:00
New Zealand reports two new Covid-19 cases after being 24 days without new case
Visualisation of the Covid-19 virus
Visualisation of the Covid-19 virus Credit: Fusion Medical Animation

The ministry of health has released a statement that two new Covid-19 cases have been imported from the United Kingdom. Dr Siouxsie Wiles from the University of Auckland who specializes in infectious diseases has stated that "That's why we all still need to be really conscious that if you have a sniffle or anything that we still go and get tested, just in case there has been some transmission from someone who's come into the country". The transmission follows after New Zealand had been 28 days without a new community transmission and 24 days since a new recorded case.

Politics • Asian • India
2020-06-14T09:30:02+00:00
India runs out of ICU beds as 99% are in use in Mumbai

With a rising number of Covid-19 cases, India is running out of Intensive Care Units in Mumbai, which is most affected by the pandemic. The city reports the use of 99% of its ICU beds and 9% use of ventilators according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Out of the 1,181 ICU beds, only 14 are open for new patients.

Politics • American • Brazil
2020-06-12T23:50:02+00:00
Brazil has now the second-highest number of Covid-19 deaths
Brazil's Health Ministry Press Conference
Brazil's Health Ministry Press Conference Credit: Anderson Riedel/PR

Brazil's Health Ministry announced Thursday 909 new Covid-19 fatalities, bringing the death toll to 41,828. The South-American country has now the second-highest number of Covid-19 deaths, after the United States.

The number of infections rose to 828,810 after the report of 25,982 new confirmed cases on June 12.

Politics • African
2020-06-12T09:00:01+00:00
Africa: Coronavirus outbreak accelerating across continent, according to WHO
Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, Regional Director of the WHO Regional Office for Africa
Dr. Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti, Regional Director of the WHO Regional Office for Africa Credit: Jude Morel, Seychelles News Agency / CC BY (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0)

Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO's Africa regional director, said that the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating in all of Africa. The virus is spreading beyond major cities and into rural areas. Cases doubled in just 18 days to 200000. Moeti: "Even though these cases in Africa account for less than 3 percent of the global total, it's clear that the pandemic is accelerating."