USA has touched 502,876 Coronavirus cases, which is 16.8% higher than the combined total cases in the next 3 countries (Spain, Italy and France), and almost 29.6% of the world’s total COVID-19 cases. The death count is 18,747, which is just 102 short of Italy’s death count of 18,849, and 18.25% of the world’s death count. USA has just a shade over 4.25% of the world’s population.
In the past 7 days, the total cases reported by USA have grown at an average of 8.864% per day. At this growth rate, the country will cross one million cases in the next 9 days. In the same 7 days, death count has gone up by an average of 14.19% per day and will cross 25,000 in 3 days at this rate.
The State of New York is USA’s 4th largest state by population, with about 19.454 million people (5.86% of USA’s population), roughly the same population as Romania, the 6th most populous nation in the EU. New York State has reported 172,358 Coronavirus cases, which is more than any other country on our planet. The death count stands at 7,844, which is higher than the death count of only 4 countries outside of the US (Italy, Spain, France, and UK).
Combined with the 2 neighbouring states of New Jersey and Connecticut (the 3 are commonly referred to as the “Tri-state Area”), 237,484 cases have been reported, 50% more than Spain, the country with the 2nd highest number of cases after USA. The combined death count of the Tri-state Area is 10,232, lower than only 3 countries outside of the US (Italy, Spain, and France).
New York City (not the capital of the state), USA’s largest city and the world’s 38th largest, has a population of over 8.622 million people. NYC alone has reported 92,384 cases, which is just less than 4 countries outside of the US (Spain, Italy, France, and Germany). In other words, if New York City were a country, it would be No.6 in terms of most number of cases.
New Jersey, USA’s 11th largest state with about 8.882 million people (2.68% of USA’s population), roughly the same population as Papua New Guinea (the small island nation located to the North of Australia) has reported 54,588 COVID-19 cases, which is more than all but 7 countries outside the US. The death count stands at 1,932, which is higher than the death count of all but 9 countries outside the US.
Michigan, USA’s 10th largest state with about 9.987 million people (3% of population), roughly the same population as Sweden, has reported 22,783 cases, higher than all but 11 countries. The death count of 1,281 is higher than all but 8 countries.
California, USA’s largest state with about 39.512 million people (11.91% of population), roughly the same population as Afghanistan, has reported 21,073 cases, higher than all but 11 countries. The death count of 584 is higher than all but 13 countries.
Massachusetts, USA’s 15th largest state with about 6.95 million people (2.09% of population), roughly the same population as Bulgaria, has reported 20,974 cases, higher than all but 12 countries. The death count of 599 is higher than all but 13 countries.
Pennsylvania, USA’s 5th largest state with about 12.802 million people (3.86% of population), roughly the same population as the tiny Central African nation of Rwanda, has reported 20,340 cases, higher than all but 12 countries. The death count of 446 is higher than all but 14 countries.
A 7th state – Louisiana has reported 19,253 cases and is likely to cross 20,000 tonight. The death count of 755 is already higher than all but 13 countries.
It is surprising that the world’s most advanced country, which spends 16.9% of GDP as public expenditure on health (by far the highest in the world), not only has the highest absolute number of cases, but is No.6 in the world in terms of “Incidence Rate“.
Read my post on Incidence Rate and Infection Rate
Despite such a high expenditure on healthcare, as of yesterday, America has only tested 7,227 people per million residents, compared to 20,778 in Switzerland, 20,754 (est.) in Spain, 15,780 in Germany, 15,047 in Austria, 14,094 in Italy, 12,425 in Australia, and 9,820 per million in South Korea.
LATEST UPDATES (at 05:15 am UTC):
- The world now has almost 1.7 million cases
- The global death toll is over 102,700
- India has reached 7,618 cases and 249 deaths as per covid19india.org
- UK became the 7th country to cross 70,000 cases, Belgium the 10th to cross 25,000, Israel the 19th to cross 10,000, Ireland the 21st to cross 8,000, India the 22nd to cross 7,500, Ecuador the 23rd to cross 7,000, and Japan the 27th to cross 6,000 cases
32 countries have crossed 5,000 cases (up from 16 on March 31)
35 countries have crossed 4,000 cases (up from 29 on April 6)
41 countries have crossed 3,000 cases (up from 34 on April 8)
51 countries have crossed 2,000 (up from 30 on March 31)
64 countries have crossed 1,000 cases (up from 44 on March 31)
- 4 countries have 10,000+ deaths (up from 2 on April 3)
- 6 countries have 4,000+ deaths (up from 4 on April 3)
- 10 countries have 2000+ deaths (up from 8 on April 3)
- 13 countries have 1000+ deaths (up from 10 on April 3)
- 15 countries have 500+ deaths (up from 12 on April 3)
- 34 countries have 100+ deaths (up from 23 on April 3)
Read post on comparison between Recoveries and Deaths
Read yesterday’s daily update on Coronavirus Data Analytics Study