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Global COVID-19: Tracking countries with the most cases, deaths on Sept. 30

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: Sept. 30, 2020: Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 124,687; Death toll now at 6,762

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

Data as of 2:23 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2020.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world is 33,785,178 -- an increase of more than 4.3 million since Sept. 15.

Countries with the highest number of COVID-19 cases

  1. United States - 7,210,067 cases
  2. India - 6,225,763 cases
  3. Brazil - 4,777,522 cases
  4. Russia - 1,170,799 cases
  5. Colombia - 824,042 cases
  6. Peru - 811,768 cases
  7. Spain - 769,188 cases
  8. Mexico - 738,163 cases
  9. Argentina - 736,609 cases
  10. South Africa - 672,572 cases

Since our last report on Sept. 15: India saw the largest increase in COVID-19 cases of all countries over the last two weeks, reporting nearly 1.3 million new cases in 15 days. The U.S. remains #1 in the world, reporting an increase of over 600,000 new cases since Sept. 15. Brazil is also reporting a significant increase of 430,000 new cases over the last two weeks.

Colombia jumped from #6 to #5 in the world, reporting an increase of over 100,000 new cases. Spain jumped from #9 in the world to #7, reporting an increase of more than 166,000 new cases over the last two weeks. Argentina jumped from #10 to #9 in the world, reporting an increase of 171,000 new COVID-19 cases.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths around the world is 1,010,147 -- an increase of nearly 79,000 since Sept. 15.

Countries with the highest number of COVID-19 deaths

  1. United States - 206,494 deaths
  2. Brazil - 142,921 deaths
  3. India - 97,497 deaths
  4. Mexico - 77,163 deaths
  5. United Kingdom - 42,233 deaths
  6. Italy - 35,894 deaths
  7. Peru - 32,396 deaths
  8. France - 31,971 deaths
  9. Spain - 31,791 deaths
  10. Iran - 26,169 deaths

Since our last report on Sept. 15: India saw the most significant increase of all countries over the last two weeks, reporting over 16,000 new deaths in 15 days.

The U.S. remains #1 in the world and is reporting an increase of nearly 11,000 new deaths. Brazil remains #2 in the world and is also reporting an increase of nearly 11,000 new deaths. Mexico remains #4 in the world and is reporting an increase of over 6,000 new deaths since Sept. 15.

Peru jumped from #8 to #7 in the world, reporting an increase of over 1,500 new deaths since Sept. 15.

Spain was previously reporting low weekly increases of COVID-19 deaths (below 100) but has been reporting larger increases in recent weeks as the country experiences a surge in COVID-19 cases. This week, Spain reported an increase of over 1,700 new deaths. Iran is also reporting a significant increase of over 2,700 new deaths since Sept. 15.

Italy is still reporting significantly low increases in COVID-19 deaths, recording 261 deaths in the last 15 days.

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

You can compare the data to our last report (Sept. 15) here.

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