Covid-19 Stats

Total confirmed cases
5,810,107
All countries
Updated on May 28, 2020 6:40 pm
Total deaths
357,826
All countries
Updated on May 28, 2020 6:40 pm
Total recovered
2,512,452
All countries
Updated on May 28, 2020 6:40 pm
Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Recovered
Active cases
USA
1,745,911
102,114
490,151
1,153,646
Brazil
414,661
25,697
166,647
222,317
Russia
379,051
4,142
150,993
223,916
Spain
283,849
27,118
196,958
59,773
UK
267,240
37,460
0
229,780
Italy
231,139
33,072
147,101
50,966
France
182,913
28,596
66,584
87,733
Germany
181,895
8,533
163,200
10,162
Turkey
159,797
4,431
122,793
32,573
India
158,897
4,540
67,901
86,456
Iran
141,591
7,564
111,176
22,851
Peru
135,905
3,983
56,169
75,753
Canada
87,519
6,765
46,164
34,590
China
82,995
4,634
78,288
73
Chile
82,289
841
33,540
47,908
Saudi Arabia
78,541
425
51,022
27,094
Mexico
78,023
8,597
54,383
15,043
Pakistan
61,227
1,260
20,231
39,736
Belgium
57,849
9,388
15,572
32,889
Qatar
48,947
30
13,283
35,634
Netherlands
45,768
5,871
0
39,897
Bangladesh
40,321
559
8,425
31,337
Belarus
39,858
219
16,660
22,979
Ecuador
38,103
3,275
18,425
16,403
Sweden
35,088
4,220
4,971
25,897
Singapore
33,249
23
17,276
15,950
UAE
32,532
258
16,685
15,589
Portugal
31,292
1,356
18,349
11,587
Switzerland
30,796
1,917
28,300
579
South Africa
25,937
552
13,451
11,934
Ireland
24,803
1,631
22,089
1,083
Indonesia
24,538
1,496
6,240
16,802
Kuwait
24,112
185
8,698
15,229
Colombia
24,104
803
6,111
17,190
Poland
22,600
1,030
10,560
11,010
Ukraine
22,382
669
8,439
13,274
Egypt
19,666
816
5,205
13,645
Romania
18,791
1,229
12,629
4,933
Israel
16,809
281
14,602
1,926
Japan
16,651
858
13,973
1,820
Austria
16,628
668
15,286
674
Dominican Republic
15,723
474
8,790
6,459
Philippines
15,588
921
3,598
11,069
Argentina
13,933
500
4,349
9,084
Afghanistan
13,036
235
1,209
11,592
Panama
11,728
315
7,379
4,034
Denmark
11,480
565
10,106
809
S. Korea
11,344
269
10,340
735
Serbia
11,275
240
6,277
4,758
Bahrain
9,692
15
5,152
4,525
Kazakhstan
9,576
37
4,827
4,712
Czechia
9,103
317
6,377
2,409
Algeria
8,857
623
5,129
3,105
Nigeria
8,733
254
2,501
5,978
Norway
8,401
235
7,727
439
Oman
8,373
40
2,177
6,156
Armenia
8,216
113
3,287
4,816
Bolivia
7,768
280
689
6,799
Morocco
7,636
202
5,109
2,325
Malaysia
7,629
115
6,169
1,345
Moldova
7,537
276
4,123
3,138
Ghana
7,303
34
2,412
4,857
Australia
7,150
103
6,579
468
Finland
6,743
313
5,100
1,330
Cameroon
5,436
175
1,996
3,265
Iraq
5,135
175
2,904
2,056
Honduras
4,640
194
506
3,940
Azerbaijan
4,568
54
2,897
1,617
Sudan
4,346
195
749
3,402
Guatemala
4,145
68
493
3,584
Luxembourg
4,001
110
3,791
100
Hungary
3,816
509
1,996
1,311
Tajikistan
3,424
47
1,575
1,802
Uzbekistan
3,396
14
2,668
714
Senegal
3,348
39
1,686
1,623
Guinea
3,275
20
1,673
1,582
Thailand
3,065
57
2,945
63
Greece
2,903
173
1,374
1,356
Djibouti
2,697
18
1,185
1,494
DRC
2,660
69
381
2,210
Côte d'Ivoire
2,556
31
1,302
1,223
Bulgaria
2,477
134
965
1,378
Bosnia
2,435
151
1,744
540
Gabon
2,319
14
631
1,674
Croatia
2,244
101
2,047
96
El Salvador
2,194
39
1,002
1,153
Macedonia
2,039
119
1,470
450
Cuba
1,974
82
1,724
168
Estonia
1,851
66
1,574
211
Iceland
1,805
10
1,792
3
Somalia
1,731
67
265
1,399
Lithuania
1,656
68
1,193
395
Mayotte
1,645
20
1,314
311
Kyrgyzstan
1,594
16
1,066
512
Slovakia
1,520
28
1,332
160
New Zealand
1,504
22
1,474
8
Kenya
1,471
55
408
1,008
Slovenia
1,471
108
1,354
9
Sri Lanka
1,469
10
745
714
Maldives
1,457
5
197
1,255
Haiti
1,320
34
22
1,264
Venezuela
1,245
11
302
932
Guinea-Bissau
1,195
7
42
1,146
Lebanon
1,161
26
692
443
Mali
1,116
70
632
414
Albania
1,076
33
823
220
Tunisia
1,068
48
938
82
Hong Kong
1,067
4
1,035
28
Latvia
1,061
24
741
296
Zambia
1,057
7
779
271
Equatorial Guinea
1,043
12
165
866
Nepal
1,042
5
187
850
South Sudan
994
10
6
978
Costa Rica
984
10
639
335
Niger
952
63
796
93
Cyprus
939
17
594
328
Paraguay
884
11
392
481
Burkina Faso
845
53
672
120
Uruguay
803
22
650
131
Sierra Leone
782
45
297
440
Andorra
763
51
676
36
Nicaragua
759
35
370
354
Georgia
738
12
573
153
Ethiopia
731
6
181
544
Jordan
720
9
486
225
Chad
715
64
359
292
Diamond Princess
712
13
651
48
Central African Republic
702
1
23
678
San Marino
667
42
294
331
Madagascar
612
2
151
459
Malta
612
7
491
114
Congo
571
19
161
391
Jamaica
569
9
279
281
Channel Islands
560
45
512
3
Tanzania
509
21
183
305
Réunion
460
1
411
48
Sao Tome and Principe
443
12
68
363
Taiwan
441
7
420
14
Palestine
435
3
365
67
French Guiana
406
1
150
255
Togo
395
13
183
199
Cabo Verde
390
4
155
231
Rwanda
346
0
245
101
Isle of Man
336
24
306
6
Mauritius
334
10
322
2
Vietnam
327
0
278
49
Montenegro
324
9
315
0
Mauritania
292
16
15
261
Uganda
281
0
69
212
Swaziland
272
2
168
102
Liberia
266
27
144
95
Yemen
256
53
10
193
Mozambique
227
1
71
155
Benin
210
3
134
73
Myanmar
206
6
126
74
Martinique
197
14
91
92
Faroe Islands
187
0
187
0
Guadeloupe
161
14
115
32
Mongolia
161
0
43
118
Gibraltar
157
0
147
10
Brunei
141
2
138
1
Cayman Islands
140
1
67
72
Bermuda
139
9
91
39
Guyana
139
11
67
61
Zimbabwe
132
4
25
103
Cambodia
124
0
122
2
Syrian Arab Republic
121
4
43
74
Trinidad and Tobago
116
8
108
0
Aruba
101
3
97
1
Malawi
101
4
37
60
Bahamas
100
11
46
43
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
99
4
40
55
Monaco
98
4
90
4
Barbados
92
7
76
9
Comoros
87
2
24
61
Liechtenstein
82
1
55
26
Sint Maarten
77
15
60
2
Angola
71
4
18
49
French Polynesia
60
0
60
0
Macao
45
0
45
0
Burundi
42
1
20
21
Saint Martin
40
3
33
4
Eritrea
39
0
39
0
Botswana
35
1
20
14
Bhutan
31
0
6
25
Gambia
25
1
19
5
Antigua and Barbuda
25
3
19
3
Timor-Leste
24
0
24
0
Grenada
23
0
18
5
Namibia
22
0
14
8
Lao People's Democratic Republic
19
0
16
3
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
18
0
14
4
Fiji
18
0
15
3
Saint Lucia
18
0
18
0
New Caledonia
18
0
18
0
Curaçao
18
1
14
3
Belize
18
2
16
0
Dominica
16
0
16
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
15
0
15
0
Greenland
13
0
11
2
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
13
0
13
0
Holy See (Vatican City State)
12
0
2
10
Suriname
12
1
9
2
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
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 28, 2020 6:40 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...

PHL lauds IAEA’s nuclear tech assistance package

VIENNA—In a recent virtual meeting among the member-states of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Ambassador to Austria Maria Cleofe R. Natividad expressed the Philippine government’s appreciation to the agency and its director,...

From sock feats to leapfrog, Guinness crowns record holders

USAIN BOLT ran the 100 meters in 9.58 seconds. Dr. Vikas Saini recently put on 10 socks in an official time of 9.23. Both have the same title—world record holder. From sock feats to fancy footwork using rolls of toilet paper, records...

AJ Lim: Eager to play tennis again

TENNIS is now one of more than a dozen sports allowed as lockdowns are slowly being relaxed amid the Covid-19 pandemic. This gives national team mainstay Alberto Lim Jr. a sigh of relief after missing the court—like everybody else all over the world—for more than...

Olympic dreams persists in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela—Stefany Hernández zips on her bike across a vast, empty boulevard in Venezuela’s capital, getting in training where she can find it. A 2015 world champion bike motocross racer, she’s trying to prepare for the Tokyo Olympics, now delayed until next year, while coping...

Wada looks to artificial intelligence to catch dopers

DÜSSELDORF, Germany—With sports around the world shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) is looking to artificial intelligence as a new way to detect athletes who cheat. Wada is funding four projects in Canada and Germany, looking at whether AI could...

Marcial misguided?

EUMIR FELIX MARCIAL mended his ways with top boxing officials on Tuesday, only days after it was announced that he was seeking outside help in his bid to turn pro ahead of his campaign in the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. “I texted Mr. Vargas...

Journalists slam Tokyo organizers over coronavirus parody emblem

A GROUP of journalists slammed both the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee and the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan (FCCJ) over the removal of a parody emblem that depicted the Olympic logo as the coronavirus. The FCCJ published the image on the front cover of the...