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Cases by Country Reported by MHLW as of May 24, 2020
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Brazil now has 330,000 cases, the second highest total worldwide, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University. In April, infections started to spread in Brazil, with the pace increasing from May. The country has had more than 20,000 fatalities. As President Jair Bolsonaro plays down COVID-19 as a "little flu" and calls for reopening the economy early, infections appear set to spread further. The number of cases is also increasing rapidly in Peru, Chile, and Ecuador.
Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that there are now more than 5 million cases worldwide. With 1.6 million, the United States accounts for 30% of these. While the pace of growth has dropped in many European countries that saw rapid increases from March to April, Russia and Brazil have experienced explosive increases since mid-April, with both now having around 300,000 cases. Peru and Mexico are also seeing rapid increases, as Latin America is becoming a new epicenter of the pandemic.
The United States now has more than 1.5 million cases, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, with over 90,000 fatalities. It accounts for around a third of the 4.8 million cases worldwide, and New York State alone has 350,000.
As the pace of increase in new infections slows in Europe, social and economic activities begin to restart, including Bundesliga soccer matches in Germany. Elsewhere, however, rapid growth in Russia and Brazil continues, the number of cases in Peru and India each rise above those for China, and Saudi Arabia has more than 50,000 cases.
Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that there have now been over 300,000 fatalities worldwide. The United States has had most with 85,000, followed by Britain with 34,000, and Italy with 31,000. The total number of infections is at 4.4 million, with the United States accounting for around a third with 1.4 million. While the pace of growth is now slowing somewhat in Europe and the United States, it is rising in South America and South Asia.
With more than 230,000 cases, Russia now has the second highest total worldwide, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University. It managed to keep its total low until early April, but showed a rapid rise from the mid-April period. Its reported fatalities are still only just over 2,000, however, which is an order of magnitude lower than countries like Spain, Britain, and Italy with a similar number of infections.
Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that the United States has now had more than 80,000 fatalities with 1.34 million cases. Both represent around a third of the global total. Russia has 220,000 cases, leaving it just behind Britain and Spain, which have the highest totals for Europe.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces a planned gradual easing of the lockdown imposed since March. This will include lifting the restriction allowing people to go outside for exercise only once a day and encouraging the restart of industries where working from home is impossible, such as manufacturing and construction. Retailers would then be able to restart business from June. Britain has more than 200,000 cases, and has the second highest number of fatalities worldwide after the United States, with 31,500.
Johns Hopkins University statistics show that the United States has 1.3 million cases, accounting for around a third of the global total. Russia cannot slow down its own rise, with cases approaching 210,000, while the pace of growth is also climbing in Brazil and India. Meanwhile, in China and South Korea, where new cases had almost stopped, measures aimed at easing restrictions have led to new clusters.
The number of global cases hits 4 million, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, while fatalities reach 278,000. It is 12 days since the total cases hit 3 million on April 28. While the pace of increase has dropped in Italy and Spain, it is rising in countries like Russia, Brazil, and Peru.
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Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that the number of cases worldwide has risen above 3.86 million, with fatalities approaching 270,000. The United States has reached 1.25 million cases, while in Europe, the number of cases in Britain is approaching that for Italy and Spain, where the pace of growth has slowed. Russia has seen a rapid increase in infections since the start of May and now has the fifth highest number worldwide. Both Russia and Brazil are recording 10,000 new cases daily.
Cases in Britain continue to climb, as its fatalities rise above 30,000 to reach the second highest total worldwide, ahead of Italy but behind the United States. With its third straight day of 10,000 or more new cases, Russia sees its total rise above 150,000. In South America, Brazil now has 110,000 cases overall, and Peru 50,000.
Statistics compiled by Johns Hopkins University indicate that the United States has suffered 70,000 fatalities. This amounts to 27.7% of the global total. It also has more than 1.2 million cases, or 32.8% of the total worldwide.
The number of global fatalities reaches 250,000, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University. The figure has quintupled in around a month from 50,000 on April 3.
Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that the number of global COVID-19 cases have now risen above 3.5 million. The pace of increase has slowed in countries like Italy, Spain, and France, but Russia records its first day of 10,000 new cases. In South America, Brazil now has 100,000 cases and Peru 45,000.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus extends the body's declaration of a global health emergency over the coronavirus. This comes some three months after it made an initial statement of emergency on January 30. While the outbreak appears to have passed its peak in some countries, there are still concerns about further growth in infections in areas with more limited medical resources.
Russia appears unable to stop the spread of infections, despite going into lockdown from the end of March, and now has 106,000 cases. On April 30, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced that he had tested positive and began self-isolating.
New York State reports more than 300,000 cases. In the United States, which now has 1 million cases, there are moves toward restarting economic activities in many states, but New York Governor Andrew Cuomo remains cautious on the matter.
The US Commerce Department announces that GDP fell at a 4.8% annual rate in the United States in the first quarter of 2020, its biggest drop since the 8.4% decrease in the last quarter of 2008.
The United States now has more than 1 million cases, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University. It accounts for around a third of the global total of infections and a quarter of fatalities.
Johns Hopkins University statistics show that there have now been more than 3 million global COVID-19 cases. The United States has had 973,000, approaching one third of the total, while cases in the United States, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, and Britain add up to more than 60%.
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, there have now been more than 200,000 COVID-19 fatalities worldwide. Of these 53,000 took place in the United States, 26,000 in Italy, 22,000 in both Spain and France, and 20,000 in Britain. These five countries account for 140,000 deaths, or 70% of global fatalities. The total number of cases stands at 2.88 million, of which 926,000 are in the United States.
In South America, where the outbreak is becoming more serious, the number of cases in Brazil rises above 50,000, while both Ecuador and Peru have more than 20,000.
The number of global cases rises by more than 80,000 in one day to 2.66 million, and fatalities approach 190,000. In China and South Korea, which suffered many infections in the early stages of the outbreak, there are just 6 new cases each and no fatalities.
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Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that there have been more than 2.3 million COVID-19 cases and more than 160,000 fatalities. The United States has had about 30% of the global total at 720,000 cases, while New York State alone has had 240,000 cases and 12,000 fatalities.
The number of global COVID-19 deaths rises above 150,000, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University. Of these, 36,700 took place in the United States, 22,700 in Italy, and 19,600 in Spain.
Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show global totals of over 2 million cases and more than 130,000 fatalities. The United States has 640,000, or around a third of all cases. New York State alone has recorded 213,700 cases and 11,000 fatalities.
The United States now has 524,903 cases and 20,389 fatalities, according to statistics from Johns Hopkins University. Its fatalities now exceed those of Italy. Around 40% of US deaths have taken place in New York State.
The graph below, capped at 250,000 cases to make it easier to compare national figures, does not encompass the far higher US total of more than 500,000. While the pace of increase in Italy has slowed somewhat, it is accelerating in Spain and Britain.
Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show that there have now been more than 100,000 COVID-19 fatalities worldwide. Of these 73% took place in Italy, the United States, Spain, France, and Britain.
The number of cases in the United States rises to 300,000, of which 120,000 are in New York State. There are 1.17 million cases worldwide, of which around half are in the United States, Spain, and Italy. These three countries also account for 55% of global fatalities, with a combined total of 35,397.
At 277,000, the number of cases in the United States rises to a quarter of the global total. New York State alone has 113,000, or around the same as Italy and Spain combined.
The total number of cases worldwide rises over 1 million, and there have now been more than 50,000 fatalities. At 240,000, the United States accounts for almost a quarter of all infections. In Europe, both Italy and Spain have had more than 100,000 cases and 10,000 fatalities. Restrictions in both countries on going outside and substantive halts to economic activities have shown little effect in slowing down the spread of infections.
The number of infections in the United States rises 27,000 in one day to over 210,000. New York State now has more than 83,000 cases, which is more than the officially given total for China. The number of cases in Spain approaches the figure for Italy.
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Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare statistics, as of noon of March 31, show that the United States has 162,000 cases. Some 40% of these, or 66,497 cases, are in New York State. The number of cases in Italy increases above 100,000, while infections continue to rise in Spain and Germany.
MHLW statistics, as of noon of March 29, show that the United States has 122,666 cases, or around five times as many as the 25,494 cases of a week earlier. New York State is most seriously affected, with 52,318 cases. Fatalities in Italy have risen above 10,000, while infections continue to rise rapidly in Spain and Germany.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, and that he is self-isolating with mild symptoms.
Statistics from Johns Hopkins University show the United States as now having the most number of cases worldwide with 83,507, followed by China with 81,782, and Italy with 80,589. New York State alone has 37,258 cases and faces shortages of hospital beds and respirators.
Prince Charles of Britain is reported to have been infected. He has mild symptoms and is self-isolating.
The Canadian Olympic Committee announces that Canada will not send a team to the Tokyo 2020 Games, urging the events to be postponed for one year. The Australian Olympic Committee, too, states that “Australian athletes should prepare for a Tokyo Olympic Games in the northern summer of 2021.”
Italy's health ministry announces that the number of infections nationwide has risen to 59,138 and related fatalities to 5,476. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says the country is facing its gravest crisis since World War II and that all activities will be shut down apart from those that are strictly necessary.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces a stay-at-home order applying to all nonessential workers within the state to go into effect from March 22. California also issued a stay-at-home order on March 19.
The German government shuts down borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, and Luxembourg for an indefinite period. The only exemptions are for transportation of goods, commuters, and citizens returning to the country.
Spain enters a state of national emergency, as Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez imposes a lockdown in which people should only go out to buy necessary supplies. His wife Begoña Gómez tests positive for the coronavirus.
US Major League Baseball delays the start of its season, fixtures in soccer leagues across Europe and the US Masters golf tournament are postponed, and tennis tours are disrupted.
US President Donald Trump declares a state of national emergency, making $50 billion available to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average plunges over 1,400 points. President Trump announces new measures, including an entry ban from European countries, excluding Britain.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros declares the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and calls on countries to take “urgent and aggressive action” to contain it.
Italy becomes the second country after China to report more than 10,000 cases. The number of people infected has more than doubled from 4,636 as of March 7 to 10,149.
As the number of infections in Italy spikes, the Japanese government decides to refuse entry to people who have been in Lombardy and four other provinces of the country.
(Originally published in Japanese. Banner photo: The largely deserted departures lobby at Kansai International Airport on March 9, 2020. © Jiji.)