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All countries
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All countries
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COVID19 Live Data

Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Recovered
Active cases
USA
8,585,748
227,419
5,603,025
2,755,304
India
7,708,947
116,681
6,874,518
717,748
Brazil
5,300,649
155,459
4,756,489
388,701
Russia
1,463,306
25,242
1,107,988
330,076
Spain
1,046,641
34,366
0
1,012,275
Argentina
1,037,325
27,519
840,520
169,286
Colombia
981,700
29,464
884,895
67,341
France
957,421
34,048
107,652
815,721
Peru
876,885
33,937
792,892
50,056
Mexico
867,559
87,415
632,037
148,107
UK
789,229
44,158
0
745,071
South Africa
708,359
18,741
641,706
47,912
Iran
550,757
31,650
442,674
76,433
Chile
495,637
13,719
468,269
13,649
Italy
449,648
36,832
257,374
155,442
Iraq
438,265
10,418
369,010
58,837
Bangladesh
394,827
5,747
310,532
78,548
Germany
391,355
9,999
302,100
79,256
Indonesia
377,541
12,959
301,006
63,576
Philippines
363,888
6,783
312,333
44,772
Turkey
353,426
9,513
308,446
35,467
Saudi Arabia
343,373
5,235
329,715
8,423
Pakistan
325,480
6,702
309,136
9,642
Ukraine
322,879
6,043
134,898
181,938
Israel
307,765
2,292
286,119
19,354
Belgium
253,386
10,539
21,717
221,130
Netherlands
253,134
6,873
0
246,261
Poland
214,686
4,019
102,204
108,463
Czechia
208,915
1,739
83,136
124,040
Canada
206,360
9,829
173,748
22,783
Romania
196,004
6,163
141,089
48,752
Morocco
182,580
3,079
151,634
27,867
Ecuador
155,625
12,453
134,187
8,985
Nepal
148,509
812
102,820
44,877
Bolivia
140,228
8,558
106,330
25,340
Qatar
130,210
225
127,093
2,892
Panama
126,435
2,597
102,725
21,113
Dominican Republic
122,398
2,206
100,051
20,141
UAE
120,710
474
113,364
6,872
Kuwait
118,531
721
109,916
7,894
Oman
111,484
1,137
97,367
12,980
Kazakhstan
109,907
1,796
105,385
2,726
Sweden
107,355
5,929
0
101,426
Portugal
106,271
2,229
63,238
40,804
Egypt
105,883
6,155
98,516
1,212
Guatemala
102,415
3,567
92,149
6,699
Costa Rica
99,425
1,236
60,738
37,451
Switzerland
97,019
2,044
55,700
39,275
Japan
93,933
1,679
87,107
5,147
Ethiopia
91,118
1,384
44,506
45,228
Honduras
91,078
2,596
36,341
52,141
Belarus
89,642
941
80,905
7,796
Venezuela
88,035
753
81,626
5,656
China
85,729
4,634
80,850
245
Bahrain
78,907
308
75,424
3,175
Austria
71,844
941
53,970
16,933
Armenia
70,836
1,131
49,787
19,918
Moldova
68,791
1,630
49,702
17,459
Lebanon
65,577
536
30,470
34,571
Uzbekistan
64,335
538
61,423
2,374
Nigeria
61,667
1,125
56,880
3,662
Singapore
57,941
28
57,821
92
Paraguay
56,819
1,250
37,673
17,896
Algeria
55,081
1,880
38,482
14,719
Kyrgyzstan
54,006
1,122
46,726
6,158
Ireland
53,422
1,868
23,364
28,190
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
52,620
768
29,057
22,795
Hungary
52,212
1,305
15,254
35,653
Palestine
48,628
427
41,935
6,266
Ghana
47,461
312
46,752
397
Azerbaijan
47,418
648
40,619
6,151
Kenya
46,144
858
32,760
12,526
Tunisia
45,892
740
5,032
40,120
Jordan
43,620
443
7,223
35,954
Afghanistan
40,626
1,505
33,831
5,290
Myanmar
39,696
972
18,865
19,859
Serbia
37,120
781
31,536
4,803
Denmark
37,003
690
30,432
5,881
Bosnia
36,315
1,031
25,779
9,505
Slovakia
35,330
115
8,763
26,452
Bulgaria
33,335
1,048
17,598
14,689
El Salvador
32,120
936
27,670
3,514
Croatia
29,850
406
22,064
7,380
Australia
27,466
905
25,159
1,402
Greece
27,334
534
9,989
16,811
S. Korea
25,543
453
23,647
1,443
Macedonia
24,836
862
17,905
6,069
Malaysia
23,804
204
15,417
8,183
Georgia
22,803
178
9,401
13,224
Cameroon
21,570
425
20,117
1,028
Côte d'Ivoire
20,363
121
20,070
172
Albania
17,948
462
10,341
7,145
Norway
16,964
279
11,863
4,822
Madagascar
16,810
238
16,215
357
Montenegro
16,069
250
11,815
4,004
Zambia
16,000
346
15,168
486
Slovenia
15,982
200
6,922
8,860
Senegal
15,508
321
14,026
1,161
Finland
14,255
355
9,800
4,100
Sudan
13,724
836
6,764
6,124
Namibia
12,406
133
10,587
1,686
Luxembourg
11,671
138
8,473
3,060
Guinea
11,635
71
10,474
1,090
Mozambique
11,331
79
9,165
2,087
Maldives
11,316
37
10,284
995
DRC
11,097
304
10,379
414
Uganda
10,933
98
7,154
3,681
Tajikistan
10,613
80
9,668
865
French Guiana
10,295
69
9,995
231
Haiti
8,979
231
7,303
1,445
Gabon
8,901
54
8,479
368
Lithuania
8,663
125
3,773
4,765
Jamaica
8,445
174
4,016
4,255
Angola
8,338
255
3,040
5,043
Zimbabwe
8,215
236
7,725
254
Cabo Verde
8,033
90
6,835
1,108
Mauritania
7,638
163
7,363
112
Guadeloupe
7,329
115
2,199
5,015
Cuba
6,368
127
5,814
427
Bahamas
6,051
127
3,633
2,291
Sri Lanka
5,978
13
3,561
2,404
Malawi
5,864
183
4,762
919
Swaziland
5,805
116
5,453
236
Botswana
5,609
21
915
4,673
Djibouti
5,512
61
5,387
64
Nicaragua
5,434
155
4,225
1,054
Trinidad and Tobago
5,392
101
3,822
1,469
Hong Kong
5,281
105
5,019
157
Syrian Arab Republic
5,224
257
1,629
3,338
French Polynesia
5,161
19
3,536
1,606
Congo
5,156
92
3,887
1,177
Suriname
5,150
109
4,991
50
Malta
5,137
49
3,384
1,704
Equatorial Guinea
5,074
83
4,954
37
Réunion
5,015
19
4,445
551
Rwanda
5,012
34
4,798
180
Central African Republic
4,858
62
1,924
2,872
Aruba
4,369
35
4,084
250
Iceland
4,268
11
3,098
1,159
Estonia
4,247
71
3,366
810
Mayotte
4,203
44
2,964
1,195
Latvia
3,958
49
1,357
2,552
Somalia
3,897
102
3,166
629
Guyana
3,850
116
2,839
895
Andorra
3,811
63
2,470
1,278
Thailand
3,719
59
3,514
146
Gambia
3,657
118
2,658
881
Mali
3,428
132
2,599
697
Cyprus
2,966
25
1,444
1,497
Belize
2,937
46
1,756
1,135
South Sudan
2,870
55
1,290
1,525
Uruguay
2,663
53
2,172
438
Benin
2,557
41
2,330
186
Burkina Faso
2,406
65
1,824
517
Guinea-Bissau
2,403
41
1,818
544
Sierra Leone
2,337
73
1,771
493
Martinique
2,257
24
98
2,135
Togo
2,120
51
1,561
508
Yemen
2,057
597
1,344
116
Lesotho
1,918
43
961
914
New Zealand
1,914
25
1,831
58
Chad
1,404
96
1,221
87
Liberia
1,385
82
1,276
27
Niger
1,214
69
1,128
17
Vietnam
1,146
35
1,046
65
Sao Tome and Principe
935
15
898
22
Curaçao
785
1
479
305
Channel Islands
775
48
659
68
San Marino
774
42
690
42
Sint Maarten
769
22
681
66
Diamond Princess
712
13
659
40
Turks and Caicos Islands
698
6
689
3
Gibraltar
630
0
495
135
Papua New Guinea
583
7
545
31
Burundi
550
1
497
52
Taiwan
548
7
497
44
Saint Martin
538
8
422
108
Tanzania
509
21
183
305
Comoros
504
7
494
3
Faroe Islands
488
0
473
15
Eritrea
452
0
388
64
Mauritius
419
10
379
30
Isle of Man
348
24
321
3
Bhutan
332
0
306
26
Mongolia
328
0
312
16
Cambodia
286
0
280
6
Liechtenstein
282
1
158
123
Monaco
273
2
231
40
Cayman Islands
235
1
214
20
Barbados
222
7
205
10
Bermuda
188
9
174
5
Seychelles
151
0
148
3
Caribbean Netherlands
150
3
121
26
Brunei
148
3
143
2
Antigua and Barbuda
122
3
101
18
St. Barth
77
0
66
11
British Virgin Islands
71
1
70
0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
68
0
64
4
Macao
46
0
46
0
Saint Lucia
39
0
27
12
Dominica
33
0
29
4
Fiji
33
2
30
1
Timor-Leste
29
0
28
1
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
15
12
Grenada
27
0
24
3
New Caledonia
27
0
27
0
Lao People's Democratic Republic
24
0
22
2
Saint Kitts and Nevis
19
0
19
0
Saint Pierre Miquelon
16
0
12
4
Greenland
16
0
16
0
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
13
0
13
0
Montserrat
13
1
12
0
Western Sahara
10
1
8
1
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
7
Solomon Islands
3
0
0
3
Anguilla
3
0
3
0
Wallis and Futuna
1
0
0
1
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Food insecurity in the US increasingly linked to obesity

refers to a lack of access to enough food for an active, healthy life. In the West, this issue is most often due to limited financial resources. People with low food security report concerns that food will run out before they can afford to buy more and being unable to afford balanced meals.Internationally, food insecurity…

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City of Cape Town urges people to leave Kataza the baboon alone

Kataza the baboon. Facebook / Baboon Matters The City of Cape Town has asked the public not to feed a baboon that has relocated to Tokai. The baboon, known as Kataza or SK11, is slowly being integrated into the Tokai troop. Video footage, however, shows humans feeding Kataza. The City of Cape Town has requested that Kataza…

Rassie: There are various benefits for SA rugby to go north

As SA Rugby moves to determine which franchises will go to Europe in future, Rassie Erasmus has noted several potential benefits for the local game should that route be followed.The national director of rugby believes the high world rankings of Wales, Ireland and Scotland mean PRO Rugby is competitive and that fans will eventually identify…

A Once-in-a-Century Climate ‘Anomaly’ Might Have Made World War I Even Deadlier

(John Finney Photography/Moment/Getty Images) An abnormally bad season of weather may have had a significant impact on the death toll from both World War I and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, according to new research, with many more lives being lost due to torrential rain and plummeting temperatures. Through a detailed analysis of an ice…

PICS | Truck driver killed in Pinetown after truck ploughs into several cars

A vehicle that was hit in the accident. A truck driver was killed in a horrific sequence of events following an initial crash in Pinetown. While trying to move the truck after the accident, it appeared to lose control. He died after falling out of the truck which ploughed into several cars and a wall.A truck driver…

42 people in court for R56m police vehicle branding scam

Forty-two people have been implicated in a police car branding scam. Forty-two people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a police vehicle branding scam. They face a range of charges including corruption, fraud, money laundering, theft and perjury.Of these, 22 are serving police members.Forty-two people are set to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on…

Makers of guitar-shaped braai grids ‘overnight rock stars’ following viral video

A local rock musician launched a crowdfunding campaign to help a small-town businessman who makes unique guitar-shaped braai grids. The response has been phenomenal, with people turning up at the blacksmith's house to meet him and take selfies. There have also been businesspeople who are interested in investing in his business and help it to grow. A small-town…

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City of Cape Town urges people to leave Kataza the baboon alone

Kataza the baboon. Facebook / Baboon Matters The City of Cape Town has asked the public not to feed a baboon that has relocated to Tokai. The baboon, known as Kataza or SK11, is slowly being integrated into the Tokai troop. Video footage, however, shows humans feeding Kataza. The City of Cape Town has requested that Kataza…

Rassie: There are various benefits for SA rugby to go north

As SA Rugby moves to determine which franchises will go to Europe in future, Rassie Erasmus has noted several potential benefits for the local game should that route be followed.The national director of rugby believes the high world rankings of Wales, Ireland and Scotland mean PRO Rugby is competitive and that fans will eventually identify…

A Once-in-a-Century Climate ‘Anomaly’ Might Have Made World War I Even Deadlier

(John Finney Photography/Moment/Getty Images) An abnormally bad season of weather may have had a significant impact on the death toll from both World War I and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, according to new research, with many more lives being lost due to torrential rain and plummeting temperatures. Through a detailed analysis of an ice…

PICS | Truck driver killed in Pinetown after truck ploughs into several cars

A vehicle that was hit in the accident. A truck driver was killed in a horrific sequence of events following an initial crash in Pinetown. While trying to move the truck after the accident, it appeared to lose control. He died after falling out of the truck which ploughed into several cars and a wall.A truck driver…

42 people in court for R56m police vehicle branding scam

Forty-two people have been implicated in a police car branding scam. Forty-two people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in a police vehicle branding scam. They face a range of charges including corruption, fraud, money laundering, theft and perjury.Of these, 22 are serving police members.Forty-two people are set to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on…

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Makers of guitar-shaped braai grids ‘overnight rock stars’ following viral video

A local rock musician launched a crowdfunding campaign to help a small-town businessman who makes unique guitar-shaped braai grids. The response has been phenomenal, with people turning up at the blacksmith's house to meet him and take selfies. There have also been businesspeople who are interested in investing in his business and help it to grow. A small-town…

Three scientists give their best advice on how to protect yourself from COVID-19

Scientists flag airborne coronavirus spread Scientists flag airborne coronavirus spread 03:39 Over the past several months, there has been controversy over the way SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, travels from an infected person to others. While official guidance has often been unclear, some aerosol scientists and public health experts have maintained that the spread…

COVID-19 Statistics | Sept. 28, 2020

Daily COVID Report / Today COVID REPORT: Octogenarian Becomes Humboldt's Eighth COVID Fatality; Seven New Cases Diagnosed Since Friday Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center: A Humboldt County resident in their 80s has died at an out-of-county hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19. This marks the eighth death of a county resident…