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Global COVID-19: Tracking countries with the most cases, deaths on Aug. 4

Identifying the top 10 countries currently most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to evolve around the world each day.

LOCAL: Aug. 3, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 83,386; Death toll now at 6,212

Each week we’ll provide updates on which countries have the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Data as of 8:34 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2020.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world is 18,317,520 -- an increase of more than 1.7 million since last week.

Countries with the highest number of COVID-19 cases

  1. United States - 4,718,249 cases
  2. Brazil - 2,750,318 cases
  3. India - 1,855,745 cases
  4. Russia - 859,762 cases
  5. South Africa - 516,862 cases
  6. Mexico - 443,813 cases
  7. Peru - 433,100 cases
  8. Chile - 361,493 cases
  9. Colombia - 327,352 cases
  10. Iran - 314,786 cases

Since last week’s reporting: The U.S. remains #1 in the world and is reporting an increase of more than 421,000 cases in one week. Brazil remains #2 in the world and is reporting an increase of more than 307,000 cases. India remains #3 in the world and is reporting an increase of 375,000 COVID-19 cases since last week.

Colombia is now #9 in the world, joining the top 10 countries for the first time since the pandemic struck. As of Tuesday, the United Kingdom is no longer one of the top 10 countries with the highest numbers of COVID-19 cases for the first time since the pandemic struck.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths around the world is 694,713 -- an increase of nearly 40,000 since last week.

Countries with the highest number of COVID-19 deaths

  1. United States - 155,478 deaths
  2. Brazil - 94,665 deaths
  3. Mexico - 48,012 deaths
  4. United Kingdom - 46,295 deaths
  5. India - 38,938 deaths
  6. Italy - 35,166 deaths
  7. France - 30,297 deaths
  8. Spain - 28,472 deaths
  9. Peru - 19,811 deaths
  10. Iran - 17,617 deaths

Since last week’s reporting: The U.S. remains #1 in the world and is reporting an increase of more than 7,000 additional deaths. Brazil is also reporting an increase of more than 7,000 COVID-19 deaths in one week. Mexico jumped from #4 to #3 in the world, reporting an increase of nearly 4,000 additional deaths. India jumped from #6 to #5 in the world, reporting an increase of 5,500 additional deaths.

Italy, France and Spain have been consistently reporting low weekly increases of COVID-19 deaths in recent weeks. In the last seven days, Italy is reporting an increase of 54 deaths, France is reporting 85 new deaths and Spain is reporting 38 additional deaths.

All data is sourced from Johns Hopkins University’s global COVID-19 data.

You can compare the data to last week’s report here.

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