Global COVID: Tracking countries with the most virus cases, deaths on Feb. 28, 2021

Identifying the top 15 countries currently most affected by the coronavirus pandemic

A Russian medical worker finishes the procedure after administering a shot of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. While excitement and enthusiasm greeted the Western-developed coronavirus vaccine when it was rolled out, the Russian-made serum has received a mixed response, with reports of empty Moscow clinics that offered the shot to health care workers and teachers the first members of the public designated to receive it. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
A Russian medical worker finishes the procedure after administering a shot of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. While excitement and enthusiasm greeted the Western-developed coronavirus vaccine when it was rolled out, the Russian-made serum has received a mixed response, with reports of empty Moscow clinics that offered the shot to health care workers and teachers the first members of the public designated to receive it. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) (AP)

The coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve around the world each day.

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

Data as of 12:23 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2021.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world is 113,950,840.

Countries with the highest number of COVID-19 cases

  1. United States - 28,567,544 COVID cases
  2. India - 11,096,731 COVID cases
  3. Brazil - 10,517,232 COVID cases
  4. Russia - 4,198,400 COVID cases
  5. United Kingdom - 4,188,823 COVID cases
  6. France - 3,747,263 COVID cases
  7. Spain - 3,188,553 COVID cases
  8. Italy - 2,925,265 COVID cases
  9. Turkey - 2,701,588 COVID cases
  10. Germany - 2,449,506 COVID cases
  11. Colombia - 2,248,135 COVID cases
  12. Argentina - 2,104,197 COVID cases
  13. Mexico - 2,084,128 COVID cases
  14. Poland - 1,706,986 COVID cases
  15. Iran - 1,631,169 COVID cases


The total number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths around the world is 2,528,117.

Countries with the highest number of COVID-19 deaths

  1. United States - 512,346 COVID deaths
  2. Brazil - 254,221 COVID deaths
  3. Mexico - 185,257 COVID deaths
  4. India - 157,051 COVID deaths
  5. United Kingdom - 123,083 COVID deaths
  6. Italy - 97,699 COVID deaths
  7. France - 85,741 COVID deaths
  8. Russia - 84,700 COVID deaths
  9. Germany - 70,106 COVID deaths
  10. Spain - 69,142 COVID deaths
  11. Iran - 60,073 COVID deaths
  12. Colombia - 59,660 COVID deaths
  13. Argentina - 51,946 COVID deaths
  14. South Africa - 49,941 COVID deaths
  15. Peru - 46,299 COVID deaths

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

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