May 27, 2020

COVID-19: Global case count increases by more than 96,000

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), since 31 December 2019 and as of 27 May 2020, 5 555 737 cases of COVID-19 have been reported, including 350 212 deaths.

This represents an increase of 96,209 cases and 4,218‬ deaths compared to the update on 26 May.

Cases have been reported from:

Africa: 119 775 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (24 264), Egypt (18 756), Algeria (8 697), Nigeria (8 344) and Morocco (7 577).

Asia: 992 377 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Turkey (158 762), India (151 767), Iran (139 511), China (84 103) and Saudi Arabia (76 726).

America: 2 571 974 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are United States (1 681 212), Brazil (391 222), Peru (129 751), Canada (86 636) and Chile (77 961).

Europe: 1 862 304 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Russia (362 342), United Kingdom (265 227), Spain (236 259), Italy (230 555) and Germany (179 364).

Oceania: 8 611 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Australia (7 133), New Zealand (1 154), Guam (169), French Polynesia (89) and Northern Mariana Islands (22).

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

Deaths have been reported from:

Africa: 3 590 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are Egypt (797), Algeria (617), South Africa (524), Nigeria (249) and Morocco (202).

Asia: 28 077 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are Iran (7 508), China (4 638), Turkey (4 397), India (4 337) and Indonesia (1 418).

America: 149 023 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United States (98 916), Brazil (24 512), Mexico (8 134), Canada (6 639) and Peru (3 788).

Europe: 169 385 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United Kingdom (37 048), Italy (32 955), France (28 530), Spain (27 117) and Belgium (9 334).

Oceania: 130 deaths; the 4 countries reporting deaths are Australia (102), 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 27 May 2020.

[Note by ECDC: The data presented have been collected between 6:00 and 10:00 CET, 27 May.]

SOURCE: ECDC