May 20, 2020

COVID-19: Global case count increases by close to 95,000

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), since 31 December 2019 and as of 20 May 2020, 4 861 456 cases of COVID-19 have been reported, including 322 483 deaths.

This represents an increase of 94,988 cases and 4,282 deaths compared to the data on 19 May.

Cases have been reported from:

Africa: 91 365 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (17 200), Egypt (13 484), Algeria (7 377), Morocco (7 023) and Nigeria (6 401).

Asia: 833 437 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Turkey (151 615), Iran (124 603), India (106 750), China (84 065) and Saudi Arabia (59 854).

America: 2 186 907 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are United States (1 528 568), Brazil (271 628), Peru (99 483), Canada (79 101) and Mexico (54 346).

Europe: 1 740 551 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Russia (299 941), United Kingdom (248 818), Spain (232 037), Italy (226 699) and Germany (176 007).

Oceania: 8 500 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Australia (7 068), New Zealand (1 153), Guam (154), French Polynesia (60) and Northern Mariana Islands (21).

Other: 696 cases have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

Deaths have been reported from:

Africa: 2 903 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are Egypt (659), Algeria (561), South Africa (312), Morocco (193) and Nigeria (192).

Asia: 25 417 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are Iran (7 119), China (4 638), Turkey (4 199), India (3 303) and Indonesia (1 221).

America: 129 680 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United States (91 921), Brazil (17 408), Canada (5 912), Mexico (5 666) and Peru (2 914).

Europe: 164 349 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United Kingdom (35 341), Italy (32 169), France (28 022), Spain (27 778) and Belgium (9 108).

Oceania: 127 deaths; the four countries reporting deaths are Australia (99), New Zealand (21), Guam (5) and Northern Mariana Islands (2).

Other: 7 deaths have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

The map below by ECDC shows the geographic distribution of 14-day cumulative number of reported COVID-19 cases per 100 000 population, worldwide, as of 20 May 2020.

SOURCE: ECDC