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COVID19 Live Data

Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Recovered
Active cases
USA
3,491,699
138,463
1,551,841
1,801,395
Brazil
1,888,889
72,950
1,213,512
602,427
India
933,450
24,281
590,219
318,950
Russia
739,947
11,614
512,825
215,508
Peru
330,123
12,054
221,008
97,061
Chile
319,493
7,069
289,220
23,204
Mexico
304,435
35,491
189,063
79,881
Spain
303,033
28,406
0
274,627
UK
291,373
44,968
0
246,405
South Africa
287,796
4,172
138,241
145,383
Iran
262,173
13,211
225,270
23,692
Pakistan
253,604
5,320
170,656
77,628
Italy
243,344
34,984
195,441
12,919
Saudi Arabia
237,803
2,283
177,560
57,960
Turkey
214,001
5,382
195,671
12,948
Germany
200,451
9,139
185,100
6,212
Bangladesh
190,057
2,424
103,227
84,406
France
172,377
30,029
78,597
63,751
Colombia
154,277
5,455
65,809
83,013
Canada
108,155
8,790
71,841
27,524
Qatar
104,533
150
101,160
3,223
Argentina
103,265
1,926
45,467
55,872
China
83,605
4,634
78,674
297
Egypt
83,001
3,935
24,975
54,091
Iraq
81,757
3,345
50,782
27,630
Indonesia
78,572
3,710
37,636
37,226
Sweden
76,001
5,545
0
70,456
Ecuador
68,459
5,063
30,369
33,027
Belarus
65,269
474
55,799
8,996
Belgium
62,781
9,787
17,223
35,771
Kazakhstan
61,755
375
35,911
25,469
Oman
59,568
273
37,987
21,308
Philippines
57,545
1,603
20,459
35,483
Kuwait
56,174
396
46,161
9,617
UAE
55,198
334
45,513
9,351
Ukraine
54,771
1,412
27,154
26,205
Netherlands
51,146
6,135
0
45,011
Bolivia
49,250
1,866
15,294
32,090
Panama
47,173
932
23,919
22,322
Portugal
47,051
1,668
31,550
13,833
Singapore
46,630
27
42,737
3,866
Dominican Republic
46,305
910
23,134
22,261
Israel
41,235
368
19,474
21,393
Poland
38,457
1,588
27,756
9,113
Afghanistan
34,740
1,048
21,454
12,238
Romania
33,585
1,931
21,803
9,851
Bahrain
33,476
109
29,099
4,268
Nigeria
33,153
744
13,671
18,738
Switzerland
33,016
1,968
29,600
1,448
Armenia
32,490
581
20,729
11,180
Guatemala
29,742
1,244
4,321
24,177
Honduras
28,579
789
3,123
24,667
Ireland
25,638
1,746
23,364
528
Ghana
24,988
139
21,067
3,782
Azerbaijan
24,570
313
15,640
8,617
Japan
21,868
982
18,103
2,783
Algeria
20,216
1,028
14,295
4,893
Moldova
19,439
652
13,033
5,754
Austria
19,021
709
17,073
1,239
Serbia
18,983
418
13,991
4,574
Nepal
17,061
38
10,328
6,695
Morocco
16,047
256
13,403
2,388
Cameroon
15,173
359
11,928
2,886
Uzbekistan
13,993
65
8,074
5,854
S. Korea
13,512
289
12,282
941
Czechia
13,238
353
8,373
4,512
Denmark
13,061
610
12,160
291
Côte d'Ivoire
12,872
84
6,810
5,978
Kyrgyzstan
11,444
149
3,538
7,757
Kenya
10,791
202
3,017
7,572
Sudan
10,316
657
5,403
4,256
El Salvador
10,303
278
5,919
4,106
Australia
10,250
108
7,835
2,307
Venezuela
9,707
93
2,671
6,943
Norway
8,988
253
8,138
597
Malaysia
8,729
122
8,524
83
Macedonia
8,332
389
4,468
3,475
Senegal
8,243
150
5,580
2,513
DRC
8,135
190
3,948
3,997
Costa Rica
8,036
34
2,304
5,698
Ethiopia
7,766
128
2,430
5,208
Bulgaria
7,411
276
3,517
3,618
Finland
7,301
329
6,800
172
Bosnia
6,981
226
3,179
3,576
Palestine
6,764
44
1,084
5,636
Haiti
6,727
141
3,022
3,564
Tajikistan
6,643
56
5,332
1,255
French Guiana
6,170
29
3,210
2,931
Guinea
6,141
37
4,862
1,242
Gabon
6,026
46
3,475
2,505
Mauritania
5,446
147
2,501
2,798
Madagascar
5,343
39
2,646
2,658
Luxembourg
5,056
111
4,195
750
Djibouti
4,979
56
4,743
180
Central African Republic
4,321
53
1,208
3,060
Hungary
4,258
595
3,106
557
Greece
3,883
193
1,374
2,316
Croatia
3,827
120
2,558
1,149
Albania
3,667
97
2,062
1,508
Thailand
3,227
58
3,091
78
Somalia
3,072
93
1,343
1,636
Equatorial Guinea
3,071
51
842
2,178
Paraguay
2,980
25
1,293
1,662
Nicaragua
2,846
91
1,993
762
Maldives
2,762
13
2,290
459
Mayotte
2,724
37
2,480
207
Sri Lanka
2,661
11
1,988
662
Lebanon
2,451
37
1,452
962
Cuba
2,432
87
2,275
70
Malawi
2,430
39
747
1,644
Mali
2,423
121
1,748
554
South Sudan
2,148
41
333
1,774
Congo
2,028
47
589
1,392
Estonia
2,015
69
1,897
49
Slovakia
1,908
28
1,493
387
Iceland
1,905
10
1,882
13
Zambia
1,895
42
1,412
441
Lithuania
1,875
79
1,571
225
Slovenia
1,859
111
1,488
260
Guinea-Bissau
1,842
26
773
1,043
Cabo Verde
1,722
19
772
931
Sierra Leone
1,642
63
1,175
404
Hong Kong
1,570
8
1,229
333
New Zealand
1,545
22
1,498
25
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
1,512
40
367
1,105
Yemen
1,498
424
675
399
Swaziland
1,389
20
688
681
Rwanda
1,378
4
710
664
Benin
1,378
26
557
795
Tunisia
1,306
50
1,087
169
Montenegro
1,287
24
330
933
Mozambique
1,268
9
373
886
Jordan
1,198
10
1,013
175
Latvia
1,174
31
1,022
121
Niger
1,099
68
992
39
Uganda
1,040
0
984
56
Burkina Faso
1,037
53
873
111
Zimbabwe
1,034
19
343
672
Liberia
1,024
51
439
534
Cyprus
1,023
19
839
165
Georgia
999
15
870
114
Uruguay
989
31
903
55
Chad
880
75
792
13
Namibia
864
2
29
833
Andorra
858
52
803
3
Suriname
780
18
526
236
Jamaica
759
10
628
121
Sao Tome and Principe
732
14
286
432
Togo
721
15
517
189
Diamond Princess
712
13
651
48
San Marino
699
42
656
1
Malta
674
9
660
5
Réunion
596
3
472
121
Channel Islands
581
47
512
22
Angola
525
26
118
381
Tanzania
509
21
183
305
Taiwan
451
7
440
4
Syrian Arab Republic
439
21
138
280
Botswana
399
1
38
360
Vietnam
373
0
352
21
Mauritius
342
10
330
2
Myanmar
337
6
261
70
Isle of Man
336
24
312
0
Comoros
317
7
296
14
Guyana
300
17
155
128
Burundi
269
1
207
61
Lesotho
256
3
48
205
Martinique
255
15
98
142
Mongolia
243
0
204
39
Eritrea
232
0
107
125
Cayman Islands
203
1
200
2
Guadeloupe
190
14
157
19
Faroe Islands
188
0
188
0
Gibraltar
180
0
179
1
Cambodia
165
0
133
32
Bermuda
150
9
137
4
Brunei
141
3
138
0
Trinidad and Tobago
133
8
124
1
Bahamas
113
11
91
11
Monaco
109
4
97
8
Aruba
105
3
99
3
Barbados
103
7
90
6
Seychelles
100
0
11
89
Bhutan
84
0
78
6
Liechtenstein
84
1
81
2
Sint Maarten
78
15
63
0
Antigua and Barbuda
74
3
57
14
Turks and Caicos Islands
72
2
11
59
Gambia
64
3
34
27
French Polynesia
62
0
60
2
Macao
46
0
45
1
Saint Martin
43
3
37
3
Belize
37
2
20
15
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
35
0
29
6
Fiji
26
0
18
8
Curaçao
25
1
24
0
Timor-Leste
24
0
24
0
Grenada
23
0
23
0
Saint Lucia
22
0
19
3
New Caledonia
21
0
21
0
Lao People's Democratic Republic
19
0
19
0
Dominica
18
0
18
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
17
0
15
2
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
13
0
13
0
Greenland
13
0
13
0
Holy See (Vatican City State)
12
0
12
0
Montserrat
12
1
10
1
Papua New Guinea
11
0
8
3
Western Sahara
10
1
8
1
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
7
British Virgin Islands
8
1
7
0
Caribbean Netherlands
7
0
7
0
St. Barth
6
0
6
0
Anguilla
3
0
3
0
Saint Pierre Miquelon
2
0
1
1
Updated on July 14, 2020 12:29 pm

BUSINESS

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African Development Bank ranked 4th on global index of transparency

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NIGERIA

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Aisha Buhari champions cause of malnourished children amid COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria

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Dasuki: I never campaigned for APC or Buhari

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Buhari congratulates Kamaru Usman for beating Jorge Masvidal to retain welterweight title

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SOUTH AFRICA

South African presidency rejects report that performance agreements between ministers and Ramaphosa now off track

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UN report on COVID-19 impact on women and children is launched

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ETHIOPIA

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AU urges Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to reach peaceful outcome on grand Ethiopian renaissance dam disputes

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CAMEROON

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MTN Group appoints Stephen Blewett and Uche Ofodile as CEOs MTN Cameroon and MTN Benin respectively

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Human Rights Watch urges Cameroon to publish information on COVID-19 revenues and disbursements

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KENYA

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GHANA

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UNITED STATES

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CHINA

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