In many cities there are people who still don’t understand the importance of staying at home. We need strict rules, all medics agree with the rules as one of the only weapons we have to fight this is to isolate. It is a sacrifice by all, for all, to try and overcome this situation.
Saverio Chiaravalle, Prime Minister of Italy
Since 31 December 2019, when the WHO was informed about the first cases in Wuhan, China, more than 3.3 million people are confirmed to have contracted COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from the SARS-CoV-2 virus and more 238,000 have died (all figures last updated 03 May 2020).
There are now cases of Covid-19 on all continents, in 216 countries/territories.
The highest number of cases is recorded now in the United States of America (1,093,880), followed by Spain (216,582), Italy (209,328), United Kingdom (182,264), Germany (162,496), Russia (134,687) and France (129,458).
The United States of Amerika has also now the highest number of deaths (62,406), followed by Italy (28,710), United Kingdom (28,131) then Spain (25,100), France (24,724), and Belgium (7,765). There are now 37 territories with no recorded deaths yet, meaning that there are 179 territories where people have died.
Read more on the chronology of the pandemic in our blog.