World Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 350,000, with over 100,000 Deaths only in US
According to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources as of Wednesday, more than 350,000 deaths from the new coronavirus have been recorded worldwide since it first appeared in China in December.
Data compiled by the officials, as of today, showed that the number of deaths worldwide had reached 354,500, while 2.28 million people have recovered.
There are over 5.7 million confirmed cases worldwide, with over 1.7 million registered only in the US, making it the country with the largest infections.
The death toll in the US from the novel coronavirus crosses the 100,000 marks on Wednesday night, making it the most effected country in the world, ahead of Britain with 37,048, Italy with 32,955, France with 28,530 and Spain with 27,117.
Brazil has the most significant figures of COVID-19 cases and fatalities in Latin America and has the second-highest number of cases globally with 391,222, followed by Russia with 370,680 and the UK with 268,616 cases.
Outbreaks were still rising in much of the Americas, while many countries in Asia and greatly of Europe are getting steady progress in containing the most dangerous pandemic in a century.
South Korea recorded its highest number of new coronavirus infections in weeks on Wednesday. India saw another record single-day rise of more than 6,000 cases, as the pandemic extended its hold across much of the world.
In New Zealand, which is still banning foreign entries, the Ministry of Health announced there were no COVID-19 victims under treatment in the country’s hospitals. The nation took proactive and early action to prevent transmissions and has recorded only 21 deaths. It has 21 active cases out of 1,504 confirmed and probable ones.
Top 20 Countries with COVID-19 Cases
Here are the top 20 countries that have so far confirmed coronavirus cases as of Wednesday night.
United States – 1,706,230 cases, 100,327 deaths
Brazil – 391,222 cases, 24,512 deaths
Russia – 370,680 cases, 3,968 deaths
United Kingdom – 268,616 cases, 37,542 deaths
Spain – 236,259 cases, 27,117 deaths
Italy – 231,139 cases, 32,955 deaths
France – 182,847 cases, 28,530 deaths
Germany – 181,524 cases, 8,428 deaths
Turkey – 159,797 cases, 4,431 deaths
India – 158,077 cases, 4,534 deaths
Iran – 141,591 cases, 7,564 deaths
Peru – 129,751 cases, 3,788 deaths
Canada – 88,201 cases, 6,759 deaths
China – 84,104 cases, 4,638 deaths
Chile – 82,289 cases, 841 deaths
Saudi Arabia – 78,541 cases, 425 deaths
Mexico – 74,560 cases, 8,134 deaths
Pakistan – 59,151 cases, 1,225 deaths
Belgium – 57,592 cases, 9,364 deaths
Qatar – 48,947 cases, 30 deaths