Covid-19 Stats

Total confirmed cases
5,513,369
All countries
Updated on May 25, 2020 4:12 pm
Total deaths
346,868
All countries
Updated on May 25, 2020 4:12 pm
Total recovered
2,308,652
All countries
Updated on May 25, 2020 4:12 pm
Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Recovered
Active cases
USA
1,686,436
99,300
451,702
1,135,434
Brazil
365,213
22,746
149,911
192,556
Russia
353,427
3,633
118,798
230,996
Spain
282,852
28,752
196,958
57,142
UK
259,559
36,793
0
222,766
Italy
229,858
32,785
140,479
56,594
France
182,584
28,367
64,617
89,600
Germany
180,328
8,371
161,200
10,757
Turkey
156,827
4,340
118,694
33,793
India
139,049
4,024
57,721
77,304
Iran
135,701
7,417
105,801
22,483
Peru
119,959
3,456
49,795
66,708
Canada
84,699
6,424
43,985
34,290
China
82,985
4,634
78,268
83
Saudi Arabia
72,560
390
43,520
28,650
Chile
69,102
718
28,148
40,236
Mexico
68,620
7,394
47,424
13,802
Belgium
57,092
9,280
15,272
32,540
Pakistan
56,349
1,167
17,482
37,700
Netherlands
45,236
5,822
0
39,414
Qatar
43,714
23
9,170
34,521
Ecuador
36,756
3,108
3,560
30,088
Belarus
36,198
199
14,155
21,844
Bangladesh
33,610
480
6,901
26,229
Sweden
33,459
3,998
4,971
24,490
Singapore
31,960
23
14,876
17,061
Switzerland
30,736
1,906
28,100
730
Portugal
30,623
1,316
17,549
11,758
UAE
29,485
245
15,056
14,184
Ireland
24,639
1,608
21,060
1,971
South Africa
22,583
429
11,100
11,054
Indonesia
22,271
1,372
5,402
15,497
Poland
21,326
996
9,276
11,054
Kuwait
21,302
156
6,117
15,029
Ukraine
21,245
623
7,234
13,388
Colombia
21,175
727
5,016
15,432
Romania
18,070
1,185
11,399
5,486
Egypt
17,265
764
4,807
11,694
Israel
16,720
280
14,203
2,237
Japan
16,550
820
13,413
2,317
Austria
16,503
640
15,063
800
Dominican Republic
14,801
458
8,133
6,210
Philippines
14,035
868
3,249
9,918
Argentina
12,076
452
3,732
7,892
Denmark
11,360
562
9,900
898
S. Korea
11,206
267
10,226
713
Afghanistan
11,173
219
1,097
9,857
Serbia
11,159
238
5,857
5,064
Panama
10,926
306
6,279
4,341
Bahrain
9,138
14
4,587
4,537
Czechia
8,955
315
6,078
2,562
Kazakhstan
8,531
35
4,352
4,144
Norway
8,352
235
7,727
390
Algeria
8,306
600
4,784
2,922
Nigeria
7,839
226
2,263
5,350
Oman
7,770
37
1,933
5,800
Morocco
7,433
199
4,703
2,531
Malaysia
7,245
115
5,945
1,185
Australia
7,118
102
6,531
485
Armenia
7,113
87
3,145
3,881
Moldova
7,093
250
3,713
3,130
Ghana
6,683
32
1,998
4,653
Finland
6,579
307
4,800
1,472
Bolivia
6,263
250
629
5,384
Cameroon
4,890
165
1,865
2,860
Iraq
4,469
160
2,738
1,571
Azerbaijan
4,122
49
2,607
1,466
Luxembourg
3,992
110
3,767
115
Honduras
3,950
180
468
3,302
Sudan
3,820
165
458
3,197
Hungary
3,756
491
1,711
1,554
Guatemala
3,424
58
258
3,108
Guinea
3,275
20
1,673
1,582
Uzbekistan
3,180
13
2,565
602
Senegal
3,047
35
1,456
1,556
Thailand
3,042
57
2,928
57
Tajikistan
2,929
46
1,301
1,582
Greece
2,878
171
1,374
1,333
Bulgaria
2,433
130
862
1,441
Bosnia
2,401
144
1,680
577
Côte d'Ivoire
2,376
30
1,219
1,127
Djibouti
2,270
10
1,064
1,196
Croatia
2,244
99
2,027
118
DRC
2,141
63
317
1,761
El Salvador
1,983
35
698
1,250
Macedonia
1,978
113
1,422
443
Cuba
1,941
82
1,689
170
Gabon
1,934
12
459
1,463
Estonia
1,824
65
1,538
221
Iceland
1,804
10
1,791
3
Lithuania
1,635
63
1,138
434
Somalia
1,594
61
204
1,329
Mayotte
1,587
20
894
673
Slovakia
1,511
28
1,307
176
New Zealand
1,504
21
1,456
27
Slovenia
1,468
107
1,340
21
Kyrgyzstan
1,433
16
992
425
Maldives
1,371
4
144
1,223
Kenya
1,214
51
383
780
Sri Lanka
1,141
9
674
458
Venezuela
1,121
10
262
849
Guinea-Bissau
1,114
6
42
1,066
Lebanon
1,114
26
688
400
Hong Kong
1,066
4
1,030
32
Tunisia
1,051
48
917
86
Latvia
1,049
22
712
315
Mali
1,030
65
597
368
Albania
998
32
789
177
Equatorial Guinea
960
11
165
784
Haiti
958
27
22
909
Niger
945
61
783
101
Cyprus
935
17
594
324
Costa Rica
930
10
620
300
Zambia
920
7
336
577
Paraguay
862
11
307
544
Burkina Faso
814
52
672
90
Uruguay
769
22
618
129
Andorra
762
51
653
58
Georgia
731
12
526
193
Diamond Princess
712
13
651
48
Jordan
708
9
471
228
Sierra Leone
707
40
241
426
Chad
675
60
215
400
Nepal
675
3
87
585
San Marino
665
42
266
357
South Sudan
655
8
6
641
Malta
610
6
476
128
Central African Republic
604
1
22
581
Ethiopia
582
5
152
425
Channel Islands
558
45
517
-4
Jamaica
552
9
211
332
Madagascar
527
2
142
383
Tanzania
509
21
183
305
Congo
487
16
147
324
Réunion
452
1
411
40
Taiwan
441
7
415
19
Palestine
423
3
357
63
Togo
381
12
141
228
Cabo Verde
380
3
155
222
Isle of Man
336
24
303
9
Mauritius
334
10
322
2
French Guiana
328
1
145
182
Rwanda
327
0
237
90
Vietnam
325
0
267
58
Montenegro
324
9
315
0
Nicaragua
279
17
199
63
Liberia
265
26
139
100
Sao Tome and Principe
251
8
4
239
Swaziland
250
2
156
92
Mauritania
237
6
15
216
Yemen
222
42
10
170
Uganda
212
0
68
144
Myanmar
201
6
122
73
Martinique
197
14
91
92
Mozambique
194
0
51
143
Benin
191
3
82
106
Faroe Islands
187
0
187
0
Guadeloupe
161
14
115
32
Gibraltar
154
0
147
7
Mongolia
141
0
33
108
Brunei
141
1
137
3
Guyana
135
10
62
63
Bermuda
133
9
81
43
Cayman Islands
129
1
61
67
Cambodia
124
0
122
2
Trinidad and Tobago
116
8
108
0
Aruba
101
3
95
3
Bahamas
100
11
46
43
Monaco
98
4
90
4
Barbados
92
7
70
15
Comoros
87
1
21
65
Syrian Arab Republic
86
4
41
41
Malawi
83
4
33
46
Liechtenstein
82
1
55
26
Sint Maarten
77
15
59
3
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
75
3
39
33
Angola
69
4
18
47
French Polynesia
60
0
60
0
Zimbabwe
56
4
25
27
Macao
45
0
45
0
Burundi
42
1
20
21
Saint Martin
40
3
33
4
Eritrea
39
0
39
0
Botswana
35
1
19
15
Bhutan
27
0
6
21
Gambia
25
1
13
11
Antigua and Barbuda
25
3
19
3
Timor-Leste
24
0
24
0
Grenada
22
0
17
5
Namibia
21
0
14
7
Lao People's Democratic Republic
19
0
14
5
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
18
0
14
4
Fiji
18
0
15
3
New Caledonia
18
0
18
0
Saint Lucia
18
0
18
0
Belize
18
2
16
0
Curaçao
17
1
14
2
Dominica
16
0
16
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
15
0
15
0
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
13
0
13
0
Holy See (Vatican City State)
12
0
2
10
Greenland
12
0
11
1
Turks and Caicos Islands
12
1
10
1
Seychelles
11
0
11
0
Suriname
11
1
9
1
Montserrat
11
1
10
0
Western Sahara
9
0
6
3
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
7
Papua New Guinea
8
0
8
0
British Virgin Islands
8
1
6
1
Caribbean Netherlands
6
0
6
0
St. Barth
6
0
6
0
Anguilla
3
0
3
0
Lesotho
2
0
0
2
Saint Pierre Miquelon
1
0
1
0
Updated on May 25, 2020 4:12 pm

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World Metrology Day provides public awareness on proper measurements for global trade

The World Metrology Day on May 20 commemorated the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875.  This treaty provides the basis for a worldwide coherent measurement system that underpins scientific discovery and innovation, industrial manufacturing and international trade, as well as the improvement of the...

Balik Scientists join PHL’s fight vs Covid-19

Filipino scientists and medical practitioners, who were formerly trained and based abroad, are now in the country helping in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The Balik Scientists are either working in different hospitals with other frontliners, advising the Department of Health (DOH) on Covid-19...

DOST-FPRDI develops soaps, hand mists vs. Covid-19

From furniture, equipment and fiber products from wood, bamboo and other forest resources, the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) is now into new products: hand and liquid soaps, and hand mists. What’s more, these goods are among the basic essentials at this time of coronavirus pandemic.

Scientist to government: Rethink intervention in agriculture

A local scientist recently urged the government to “rethink” its interventions in agriculture as the Covid-19 lockdown has further cut a number of farmers of their income—resulting in depressed demand for goods, food insecurity, and declining gross domestic product (GDP). “Due to lockdown, mobility restrictions...

Prelates await government advice on holding of Masses

Catholic Churches have yet to hold public Masses as prelates await the government’s decision on the conduct of religious activities in areas under the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) and the general community...

Out of the woods, Tiger emerges for television match with Lefty, QBs

THE purpose is to raise $10 million or more for Covid-19 relief efforts, and provide entertainment with four of the biggest stars from the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Tour and National Football League (NFL). Another appeal to the Sunday made-for-TV exhibition, The Match: Champions for Charity, is a chance...

NBA going to Disney for season restart?

THE National Basketball Association (NBA) is in talks with The Walt Disney Co. on a single-site scenario for a resumption of play in Central Florida in late July, the clearest sign yet that the league believes the season can continue amid the coronavirus pandemic. The National Basketball Players Association...

My Web-based journalism show

TODAY, Monday, I will be doing the first in a series of Web interviews with my colleagues in the media whether they are writers, photographers or editors. My first guest in the Filoil Flying V Sports/BlackWater Elite Usapang Journalism is veteran award-winning photographer Ernie...

Romero: Make cycling safe

THE call to adopt bicycles as the safest mode of transportation to combat Covid-19 earned another reputable ally from the House of Representatives as six more sports were added to the growing list of activities that would be allowed during quarantine. Deputy Speaker Mikee Romero (1-Pacman Party-list) on Sunday...

Murky guide for sports

By Dan Gelston / The Associated Press THE image is striking: Fans watching a college football game in the midst of a pandemic, wearing masks with a smidge of social distance between them on row after row of bleacher seats. The photo...

Little League offers ‘best practices’ for return

WILLIAMSPORT, Pennsylvania—Little League is offering youth baseball organizations a pathway forward as they eye a restart amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The organization released a series of “best practices” guidelines this week that highlight how to create a safe playing environment whenever state and local authorities...