Top 10 Countries Affected by Coronavirus: Death Toll Mounts, Confirmed Cases Near 11 million

Coronavirus has spread to 213 countries as of July 2 and a total of 10,833,130 cases have been confirmed globally so far


As on July 2, the coronavirus has spread to 213 countries and two international cruise lines -- the Diamond Princess harbored in Yokohama, Japan, and Holland America's MS Zaandam. Globally, the total number of confirmed cases has increased to 10,833,130. Confirmed deaths have gone up to 519,571 and the number of patients who have recovered is 6,052,016 but the number of active cases is 4,261,543.

The US has surpassed all other countries and has the most number of confirmed cases of coronavirus. The current confirmed cases in the US are 2,780,152 with 130,798 deaths. Brazil is in the second place with 1,453,369 confirmed cases and 60,713 deaths. Russia is in the third place with 661,165 confirmed cases and a massive 9,638 deaths.

India has surpassed the UK and is in the fourth place with 606,907 confirmed cases and 17,860 deaths. The UK is in the fifth place with 313,483 confirmed cases and 43,906 deaths. Spain has 296,739 confirmed cases and 28,363 deaths. Peru has 288,477 confirmed cases and 9,860 deaths. Chile has 282,043 confirmed cases and 5,753 deaths recorded so far.

China, where the first case of coronavirus was found, is in the 22nd place with 83,537 confirmed cases and 4,634 deaths. There are claims that China is not being transparent in terms of sharing the real numbers of confirmed cases and deaths in the country.

South Korea that was in second position initially after China has shown remarkable improvement and is now at the 62nd position with 12,904 confirmed cases and 282 deaths. The country has been surpassed by the US, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Russia, turkey, Brazil, Iran, Belgium, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, Brazil, Portugal, Austria, Israel, Ireland, India, Sweden, Peru, Pakistan and Japan, and others.

WHO Criticizes Shortage of Masks

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, urged countries to refrain from using medicines that have not been demonstrated to be effective against COVID-19, and focus on providing masks to people.

"The chronic global shortage of personal protective gear is now one of most urgent threats to our collective ability to save lives," Tedros told a Geneva news conference. "Health workers in low- and middle-income countries deserve the same protection as those in the wealthiest countries," he said, adding that the UN agency was shipping more supplies.

Here is a list of countries that are affected by the coronavirus and the number of confirmed cases and death toll as on June 28.

Sl NoCountryConfirmed casesDeath toll
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This article was first published on March 2, 2020
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