Coronavirus News

Last updated 05:42am EDT August 15, 2020

Worldwide:

Cases: 21,379,516 (+1.3% / day)
Deaths: 763,836 (+1.3% / day)

United States:

Cases: 5,476,266 (+1.1% / day)
Deaths: 171,535 (+0.7% / day)

Top 10 infected countries

(infections per million population)

  1. North America (24,219)
  2. Asia (18,998)
  3. USA (17,217)
  4. South America (14,908)
  5. India (8,944)
  6. Brazil (8,318)
  7. Europe (5,197)
  8. Iran (3,956)
  9. Mexico (3,646)
  10. Russia (2,300)

Top infection growth rates

(%-age over previous day)

  1. Philippines: 4.2%
  2. Greece: 3.9%
  3. India: 2.7%
  4. Iraq: 2.4%
  5. Australia: 1.7%
  6. Indonesia: 1.7%
  7. United Kingdom: 1.5%
  8. Poland: 1.5%
  9. Brazil: 1.5%
  10. Israel: 1.4%
Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Global Case Map

Update

April 1: New post: A Look at the Demographics of COVID-19 Patients

March 30: Ranking of US States with mitigation efforts.

March 28: New post: Comparison of responses by China and Singapore

March 23: The list of symptoms has been updated.

News Around the World

  • August 12: Britain enters record recession after coronavirus-hit economy shrinks by a fifth (1)
  • Russia plans to make 5 mln doses of COVID-19 vaccine per month in December-January (1)
  • Preparations for testing Russian coronavirus vaccine to begin in Brazil next week (1)
  • Belgium makes face masks compulsory in Brussels region (1)
  • US government strikes deal with Moderna for 100 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine (1)

Spread

  • August 12: Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe up by over 216,000 in past day — WHO (1)
  • Hong Kong records 62 new Covid-19 infections (1)
  • Russia recorded 5,102 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours (1)
  • Germany’s daily new coronavirus infections soared above 1,000 again on Tuesday (1)
  • The United States recorded 46,808 new Covid-19 infections and 1,074 additional deaths on Tuesday (1)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

On The Ground

  • August 12: Portugal, Sweden, Croatia, Latvia and Slovenia have all recorded a decreasing trend in the number of new infections in the past two weeks (1)
  • Australia’s Victoria state recorded 21 new deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours (1)
  • Mexico identified 926 new deaths from the novel coronavirus on Tuesday (1)
  • August 11: More than 23,000 people have died from coronavirus in New York City (1)
  • August 9: Over 350 cars stopped at NYC 'quarantine checkpoints' during first three days (1)

Travel

  • August 12: Face masks will be mandatory on Swiss flights starting this week (1)
  • Sweden puts Austria on safe travel list, warning for UK & some European states remains (1)
  • Jordan closes border with Syria due to increase in Covid-19 cases (1)
  • August 11: US considers barring citizens entry if they are suspected to have Covid-19 (1)
  • August 7: US lifts warning to citizens to avoid global travel due to Covid-19 (1)