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Coronavirus Cases by Country

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A periodically updated summary of the number of COVID-19 cases in the most affected countries, with related news updates.

Cases by Country Reported by MHLW as of April 5, 2020

Infections Fatalities
United States 308,533 8,291
Spain 124,736 11,744
Italy 124,632 15,362
Germany 95,614 1,427
China 81,669 3,329
France 68,605 7,560
Iran 55,743 3,452
Britain 41,093 4,313
Switzerland 20,201 540
South Korea 10,237 183
Japan 3,271 70

Created by Nippon.com based on data from the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare. 

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April 5

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.

April 4

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.

April 3

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. 

April 1

The Wimbledon tennis tournament is canceled for the first time since World War II. It had been set to take place from June 29 to July 12.

March 31

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.

March 29

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.

March 27

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, and that he is self-isolating with mild symptoms.

March 26

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.

March 25

Prince Charles of Britain is reported to have been infected. He has mild symptoms and is self-isolating.

March 23

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.” 

March 22

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.

March 20

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.

March 16

March 15

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.

March 14

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.

March 13

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.

March 12

March 11

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 Adhanom Ghebreyesus 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.

March 10

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.)

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