Coronavirus News

Last updated 05:41pm EDT July 05, 2020

Worldwide:

Cases: 11,530,743 (+1.7% / day)
Deaths: 536,138 (+0.8% / day)

United States:

Cases: 2,975,472 (+1.6% / day)
Deaths: 132,539 (+0.2% / day)

Top 10 infected countries

(infections per million population)

  1. Total: (58,501)
  2. World (58,501)
  3. Asia (19,361)
  4. Total: (19,361)
  5. North America (19,159)
  6. Total: (19,159)
  7. USA (16,014)
  8. South America (13,475)
  9. Total: (13,475)
  10. India (8,944)

Top infection growth rates

(%-age over previous day)

  1. Iraq: 4.2%
  2. Israel: 4%
  3. India: 3.7%
  4. Philippines: 3.7%
  5. Algeria: 2.9%
  6. Indonesia: 2.4%
  7. Brazil: 2.3%
  8. United States: 1.6%
  9. United Kingdom: 1.5%
  10. Australia: 1.3%
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

  • July 5: 3,000 people in public housing in Melbourne put under "hard lockdown", with police guards outside 9 tower blocks (1)
  • Italian strain of coronavirus is now more dominant than original Wuhan one, new research finds (1)
  • Greece will not accept strict EU conditions on use of coronavirus emergency aid (1)
  • New York City will enter phase 3 on Monday without indoor dining, governor says (1)
  • Covid-19 spread in New York City started in early February, new study by Mount Sinai says (1)

Spread

  • July 5: Mexico's Covid-19 deaths exceed 30,000, making it fifth-hardest hit country (1)
  • India reported 24,850 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Saturday, country's largest single-day jump (1)
  • US recorded 45,283 new coronavirus cases for Saturday (1)
  • Japan reported 274 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday (1)
  • China recorded 8 new coronavirus cases for July 4, up from with 3 a day earlier (1)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

On The Ground

  • July 5: Up to 8,000 Chinese nationals came into US after Trump banned travel due to coronavirus (1)
  • Houston mom beats coronavirus before delivering healthy triplets (1)
  • July 4: Paris's Louvre reopens on Monday after lockdown losses of 'over €40 million' (1)
  • England's pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen as Covid-19 lockdown eases (1)
  • July 3: Myrtle Beach, Florida approves face mask mandate through Labor Day (1)

Travel

  • July 5: Russia’s aviation authority extended ban on international flights until Aug. 1 due to the coronavirus (1)
  • 5 Americans who flew by private jet to Sardinia, Italy reportedly denied entry due to EU ban on visitors from countries with high coronavirus infection rates (1)
  • July 3: Effective July 15, Puerto Rico will require visitors to provide negative Covid-19 test result produced within 72 hours prior to arrival (1)
  • Switzerland restricts entry from 29 countries (1)
  • Anyone traveling from the US to England will have to quarantine for 14 days (1)