Covid-19 Stats

Total confirmed cases
6,153,372
All countries
Updated on May 31, 2020 9:03 am
Total deaths
370,870
All countries
Updated on May 31, 2020 9:03 am
Total recovered
2,733,954
All countries
Updated on May 31, 2020 9:03 am
Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Recovered
Active cases
USA
1,816,820
105,557
535,238
1,176,025
Brazil
498,440
28,834
205,371
264,235
Russia
396,575
4,555
167,469
224,551
Spain
286,308
27,125
196,958
62,225
UK
272,826
38,376
0
234,450
Italy
232,664
33,340
155,633
43,691
France
188,625
28,771
68,268
91,586
Germany
183,294
8,600
164,900
9,794
India
181,827
5,185
86,936
89,706
Turkey
163,103
4,515
126,984
31,604
Peru
155,671
4,371
66,447
84,853
Iran
148,950
7,734
116,827
24,389
Chile
94,858
997
40,431
53,430
Canada
90,190
7,073
48,103
35,014
Mexico
87,512
9,779
59,610
18,123
Saudi Arabia
83,384
480
58,883
24,021
China
83,001
4,634
78,304
63
Pakistan
66,457
1,395
24,131
40,931
Belgium
58,186
9,453
15,769
32,964
Qatar
55,262
36
25,839
29,387
Netherlands
46,257
5,951
0
40,306
Bangladesh
44,608
610
9,375
34,623
Belarus
41,658
229
17,964
23,465
Ecuador
38,571
3,334
19,190
16,047
Sweden
37,113
4,395
4,971
27,747
Singapore
34,366
23
20,727
13,616
UAE
33,896
262
17,546
16,088
Portugal
32,203
1,396
19,186
11,621
South Africa
30,967
643
16,116
14,208
Switzerland
30,845
1,919
28,400
526
Colombia
28,236
890
7,121
20,225
Kuwait
26,192
205
10,156
15,831
Indonesia
25,773
1,573
7,015
17,185
Ireland
24,929
1,651
22,089
1,189
Poland
23,571
1,061
11,016
11,494
Egypt
23,449
913
5,693
16,843
Ukraine
23,204
696
9,311
13,197
Romania
19,133
1,259
13,046
4,828
Philippines
17,224
950
3,808
12,466
Israel
17,012
284
14,811
1,917
Dominican Republic
16,908
498
9,557
6,853
Japan
16,804
886
14,406
1,512
Austria
16,685
668
15,520
497
Argentina
16,214
528
4,788
10,898
Afghanistan
14,525
249
1,303
12,973
Panama
13,018
330
9,414
3,274
Denmark
11,633
571
10,327
735
S. Korea
11,441
269
10,398
774
Serbia
11,381
242
6,606
4,533
Bahrain
10,793
17
5,826
4,950
Oman
10,423
42
2,396
7,985
Kazakhstan
10,382
38
5,220
5,124
Nigeria
9,855
273
2,856
6,726
Algeria
9,267
646
5,549
3,072
Czechia
9,230
319
6,546
2,365
Armenia
8,927
127
3,317
5,483
Bolivia
8,731
300
749
7,682
Norway
8,437
236
7,727
474
Moldova
8,098
291
4,455
3,352
Morocco
7,780
204
5,401
2,175
Ghana
7,768
35
2,540
5,193
Malaysia
7,762
115
6,330
1,317
Australia
7,185
103
6,606
476
Finland
6,826
316
5,500
1,010
Iraq
6,179
195
3,110
2,874
Cameroon
5,904
191
3,568
2,145
Azerbaijan
5,246
61
3,327
1,858
Honduras
4,886
199
528
4,159
Sudan
4,800
262
1,272
3,266
Guatemala
4,607
90
648
3,869
Luxembourg
4,016
110
3,815
91
Hungary
3,867
524
2,142
1,201
Tajikistan
3,807
47
1,865
1,895
Guinea
3,706
23
2,030
1,653
Uzbekistan
3,546
14
2,783
749
Senegal
3,535
42
1,761
1,732
Djibouti
3,194
22
1,286
1,886
Thailand
3,077
57
2,961
59
DRC
2,966
69
428
2,469
Greece
2,915
175
1,374
1,366
Côte d'Ivoire
2,799
33
1,385
1,381
Gabon
2,655
17
722
1,916
Bulgaria
2,499
139
1,064
1,296
Bosnia
2,494
153
1,831
510
El Salvador
2,395
44
1,026
1,325
Croatia
2,246
103
2,063
80
Macedonia
2,164
131
1,535
498
Cuba
2,025
83
1,795
147
Somalia
1,916
73
327
1,516
Kenya
1,888
63
464
1,361
Estonia
1,865
67
1,622
176
Iceland
1,806
10
1,794
2
Kyrgyzstan
1,722
16
1,113
593
Mayotte
1,699
21
1,385
293
Maldives
1,672
5
406
1,261
Lithuania
1,670
70
1,229
371
Sri Lanka
1,613
10
781
822
Haiti
1,584
35
22
1,527
Slovakia
1,521
28
1,356
137
New Zealand
1,504
22
1,481
1
Slovenia
1,473
108
1,357
8
Venezuela
1,459
14
302
1,143
Nepal
1,401
6
219
1,176
Equatorial Guinea
1,306
12
200
1,094
Guinea-Bissau
1,256
8
42
1,206
Mali
1,250
76
696
478
Lebanon
1,191
26
708
457
Albania
1,122
33
857
232
Hong Kong
1,083
4
1,036
43
Tunisia
1,076
48
950
78
Latvia
1,065
24
745
296
Ethiopia
1,063
8
208
847
Zambia
1,057
7
779
271
Costa Rica
1,047
10
658
379
South Sudan
994
10
6
978
Paraguay
964
11
466
487
Central African Republic
962
1
23
938
Niger
956
64
818
74
Cyprus
944
17
790
137
Sierra Leone
852
46
415
391
Burkina Faso
847
53
720
74
Uruguay
821
22
682
117
Andorra
764
51
692
21
Nicaragua
759
35
370
354
Chad
759
65
470
224
Madagascar
758
6
165
587
Georgia
757
12
600
145
Jordan
734
9
507
218
Diamond Princess
712
13
651
48
San Marino
671
42
357
272
Malta
618
9
525
84
Jamaica
575
9
289
277
Congo
571
19
161
391
Channel Islands
560
45
525
-10
Tanzania
509
21
183
305
Mauritania
483
20
21
442
Sao Tome and Principe
479
12
68
399
French Guiana
477
1
185
291
Réunion
471
1
411
59
Palestine
447
3
368
76
Taiwan
442
7
421
14
Togo
433
13
206
214
Cabo Verde
421
4
167
250
Uganda
413
0
72
341
Rwanda
359
1
250
108
Isle of Man
336
24
309
3
Mauritius
335
10
322
3
Vietnam
328
0
279
49
Montenegro
324
9
315
0
Yemen
310
77
13
220
Swaziland
283
2
168
113
Liberia
280
27
148
105
Malawi
279
4
42
233
Mozambique
244
2
90
152
Benin
224
3
136
85
Myanmar
224
6
130
88
Martinique
200
14
98
88
Faroe Islands
187
0
187
0
Mongolia
179
0
44
135
Zimbabwe
174
4
29
141
Gibraltar
169
0
149
20
Guadeloupe
162
14
138
10
Guyana
152
12
67
73
Cayman Islands
141
1
68
72
Brunei
141
2
138
1
Bermuda
140
9
92
39
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
130
5
50
75
Cambodia
125
0
123
2
Syrian Arab Republic
122
4
43
75
Trinidad and Tobago
116
8
108
0
Comoros
106
2
26
78
Bahamas
102
11
48
43
Aruba
101
3
98
0
Monaco
99
4
90
5
Barbados
92
7
76
9
Angola
84
4
18
62
Liechtenstein
82
1
55
26
Sint Maarten
77
15
60
2
Burundi
63
1
33
29
French Polynesia
60
0
60
0
Macao
45
0
45
0
Saint Martin
41
3
33
5
Eritrea
39
0
39
0
Botswana
35
1
20
14
Bhutan
33
0
6
27
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
26
0
15
11
Gambia
25
1
20
4
Antigua and Barbuda
25
3
19
3
Timor-Leste
24
0
24
0
Namibia
23
0
14
9
Grenada
23
0
18
5
Lao People's Democratic Republic
19
0
16
3
New Caledonia
19
0
18
1
Curaçao
19
1
14
4
Fiji
18
0
15
3
Saint Lucia
18
0
18
0
Belize
18
2
16
0
Dominica
16
0
16
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
15
0
15
0
Suriname
14
1
9
4
Greenland
13
0
11
2
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
13
0
13
0
Holy See (Vatican City State)
12
0
2
10
Turks and Caicos Islands
12
1
10
1
Seychelles
11
0
11
0
Montserrat
11
1
10
0
Western Sahara
9
1
6
2
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
7
Papua New Guinea
8
0
8
0
British Virgin Islands
8
1
7
0
St. Barth
6
0
6
0
Caribbean Netherlands
6
0
6
0
Anguilla
3
0
3
0
Lesotho
2
0
1
1
Saint Pierre Miquelon
1
0
1
0
Updated on May 31, 2020 9:03 am

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As the government is now easing the quarantine level in the country to enable more businesses to restart and for more people to return to work in order to allow economic activity amid the new coronavirus disease pandemic, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is already laying...

SM Foundation scholar-graduates pass bar exams

"When you dream, dream big!” This statement from the late SM founder Tatang Henry Sy Sr. was instilled in the minds of SM Scholar alumni Jay-Ann Ditchella, summa cum laude Batch 2011, and Kerven Flores, cum laude Batch 2012. It inspired them to strive hard in life to...

Disinfection cubicles for Covid-19 frontliners developed in PHL

To increase safety protocols for health-care workers, Filipino researchers are developing a disinfection technology called SaniPod, a self-containing cubicle similar to air showers meant for sanitizing frontliners as they exit Covid-19 patient wards. With over 2,000 health-care workers now infected with Covid-19, the country continues...

Entries to Seameo-Japan ESD award being accepted

All public and private schools in 11 Southeast Asian countries are invited to submit entries for the 2020 Seameo-Japan Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Award with the theme “Addressing Plastic Problems for Transforming Communities.” The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (Seameo) and Japan’s Ministry...

Biotech advances lead to faster Covid-19 vaccine production

Everyday, during news briefings, Philippine government officials have been telling the public that they have to strictly follow sanitation and community quarantine rules to prevent contracting the novel coronavirus disease while there is still no cure and vaccine against it, or as Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire has...

More Filipinos encouraged to join 10,700 data science scholars

Filipinos are encouraged to maximize their time at home amid the Covid-19 pandemic by enrolling in an online training under the project Smarter Philippines through Data Analytics Research and Development, Training and Adoption (Project Sparta). The trainings are free of charge through scholarships under the...

Grandmother

Part 2 By Danton Remoto The crash of Wall Street reverberated around the world, its aftershocks reaching even the town of Tabaco and its prosperous harbor. The...

Transgenders’ saga continues

By Pat Eaton-Robb / The Associated Press HARTFORD, Connecticut—Connecticut’s policy allowing transgender girls to compete as girls in high-school sports violates the civil-rights of athletes who have always identified as female, the US Education Department has determined in a decision that could force the state...

Basketball star Ravena, swim ace Daos honored

THIRDY RAVENA and Chloe Daos, two of Ateneo’s most dominant student-athletes in the scrapped University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 82, were recently hailed as the Guidon-Moro Lorenzo awardees for the year. Ravena became the first basketball player to win the Sportsman of...

Tokyo starting from scratch

By Stephen Wade / The Associated Press TOKYO—Just two months after the unprecedented Olympic postponement, organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto was asked Thursday about progress toward next year’s rescheduled Tokyo Games. “If you ask, are we just around the first corner of...

Italy’s Serie A gets government nod to resume play on June 20

MILAN—Italy’s Serie A is set to resume on June 20. Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora gave the league the all-clear to resume on Thursday, although it will have to wait a week longer than it had initially hoped. Spadafora held a meeting with...

Premier League plans June 17 restart after 100-day shutdown

MANCHESTER, England—The Premier League plans to restart on June 17 after a 100-day shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with new staggered kickoff times to make sure every game can be shown on TV as fans are prevented from attending games. The clubs agreed Thursday...

Athletes wary about virus, testing upon return to action

Chris Thompson is a National Football League (NFL) running back. He also is the father of a four-month-old daughter, Kali. Guess which of those facts matters more to him when he ponders eventually returning to work amid a pandemic. “If I go practice or play...