Coronavirus in the world: 443 deaths in the US, 607 in India, and 217 in Brazil in 24h

Published by Julie M., My B. · Published on 20 October 2020 at 18h28 · Updated on 20 October 2020 at 20h29
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis for months. Discover updates on countries impacted by the coronavirus epidemic this Tuesday October 20, 2020. Over 40.6 million cases have been reported and over 1,1 million people have died of Covid-19 worldwide according to The Coronavirus App. The new case toll has never been this high, and some countries are facing new waves as they seemed to have curbed the epidemic.

In the world, as of Tuesday  October 20, 2020Covid-19 infected 40,692,478 people. So far, 1,129,985 people have died worldwide. We now use data from The Coronavirus App, recommended by the French Health Minister and that shares - for most countries - the official data from the different Health ministers. The new infection toll skyrockets in America. WHO urges to take control over the epidemic. Some countries are facing new contamination waves.


  • In the United-States, the new case toll still skyrockets with 60,706 infections reported in 24 hours. As of Tuesday October 20, the country reports 8,456,604 cases. The country reports 443 deaths in 24h, taking it up to a total of 225,222 deaths. Trump lashes out at Dr. Fauci "here for 500 years" and "all these idiots" and said he had listened to him, there would have been over 700,000 deaths.

  • In India, the death toll keeps on growing. The country reports on Tuesday October 20, 7,596,667 cases (+46,974 in 24 hours), and 115,252 deaths including 607 in 24 hours. In India, some neighborhoods and cities have reached over 50% of people contaminated by accident. In shanty towns, inhabitants seem to face coronavirus better. Some people wonder if the population is immune.  India exceeds 7 million cases.

  • Brazil reports an always-deteriorating toll, and an-always high new infection toll with 15,383 cases in 24 hours. It reports this Tuesday October 20, 271 deaths in 24 hours. The country reports 5,250,727 cases in totaland 154,176 deaths according to data given by the government. Brazil exceeds 150,000 deaths. After closing for six months because of the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of poor children are likely to drop school.
  • In France, according to the latest report from the health authorities as for the COVID-19 pandemic, about 910,227 cases have been reported (+13,243 in 24h) and 33,623 people have died. As of Monday October 19, 146 deaths in 24 hours have been reported. The death toll in nursing homes reaches 10,921 deaths22,711 people have died in hospitals (+146).

  • Morocco is experiencing an increasing number of infections since the health emergency has been made softer which has been extended for another month this Thursday October 8, 2020. This Monday October 19, the country reports 2,117 new cases in 24 hours, a total of 175,749 cases. The country also reports 2,976 deaths (+48 in 24h). After closing borders for seven months over Covid-19, the first tourists landed this Saturday in Marrakech, like Agadir and Oujda, is part of the destinations leaving from Europe resumed by low cost airline Ryanair.
  • Italy reports this Monday October 19, 9,338 new infections have been reported in 24 hours, and 73 deaths in 24 hours. It now reaches 36,616 since the beginning of the epidemic. As of today, 423,578 cases have been confirmed so far. To curb the second epidemic wave, Italy toughens measures and bans - among others - private gatherings.

  • The United Kingdom reports 18,804 new cases in 24h as of Monday October 19, 2020 with a total of 741,212 cases, and 80 deaths in 24h, leading to a total of 43,726 deaths. The UK is the European country the most infected by coronavirus. A first case in Britain of sudden and permanent hearing loss to Covid-19 unveils a new side effect likely to have been caused by the infection.
  • Spain reports as of Monday October 19, 37,889 new cases, including 3,750 in 24h, that is to say 974,449 cases in total. The country reports 217 deaths in 24h, leading to a total of 33,992 deaths. Spain is experiencing a second coronavirus wave, with Madrid as the epicenter. Facing a dramatic increase in coronavirus cases in the Madrid area, the Spanish government ordered this Friday October 9 an "alert emergency" in the capital and several neighboring cities in order to partially re-implement lockdown, cancelled the day before by a court decision.
Data as of Tuesday October 20, 2020:
  • In Germany, the new case toll stays high with 6,829 new infections in 24 hours. As of Tuesday October 20, the country reports 373,347 cases, along with 9,932 deaths (+31). The country is experiencing a resurgence of the epidemic and implements new restrictions aiming at limiting the number of partygoers in private and public places. In Germany, the resurgence of Covid cases - despite many restrictions - has the country worried. Germany gas new trip restrictions implemented for Fall break.
  • The epidemic is spreading in AfricaSouth Africa is the cradle of the pandemic on the African continent where the toll of new cases skyrockets and peaks. This Tuesday October 20, the country reports 705,254 cases (+1,461) and 18,492 deaths (+21). South African Prime Minister has tested positive for coronavirus.

  • In Egypt, the number of infections increases. The country reports 105,547 cases (+119) and 6,130 deaths including 10 these past 24 hours. The plasma cure gives hope in Egypt.

  • Peru is still experiencing a very worrying situation, with 5,327 new cases today. As of Tuesday October 20, the country reports 870,876 contamination cases, 33,820 deaths (+114). The country has exceeded the 30,000-death mark. Over 3,000 volunteers test the Chinese vaccine in Peru. Peru Ministry of Culture Alejandro Neyra announced that starting October 15, archeological sites of Sacsayahuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray, Pikillacta and Tipon will reopen with a strict health protocol.

  • South Korea, as of Tuesday October 20, reports 58 new infections. 25,333 cases in total, and 447 deaths (+3 in 24h) have been reported. South Korea proposes Russia to team up to develop vaccines against Covid. After making Covid-19 restrictions softer in South Korea, the public can return starting this Friday in K-League stadiums.

  • The number of new cases increases in China as the country reports 17 new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours. As of Tuesday October 20, China reports 85,704 cases and 4,634 deaths (+0 in 5 months). China is testing an entire city after 6 coronavirus cases. China is said to start mass-vaccination against Covid. 

  • Belgium reports - as of Tuesday October 20 - 8,227 new cases have been reported in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 230,480 cases. There have been 30 deaths in 24 hours, taking it to a total of 10,443 deaths. According to Belgium's Health minister, the country is at the verge of a "tsunami".

  • In Mexico, the epidemic keeps on spreading with 277 deaths reported in 24 hours, but it is said to be underestimated. The country currently counts over 945,051 infections (+5,264 in 24h) and 92,802 deaths in total. Mexico has exceeded Spain, France, Italy and the UK in terms of fatality. This is the fourth worst-hit country in terms of fatality behind Brazil and the United-States. A 54-year-old woman is the first Mexican to be infected both by Covid-19 and H1N1, Authorities said on Sunday.
  • Venezuela reports 525 new cases in 24 hours, leading to 87,161 cases. The country - reporting 5 deaths in 24 hours and a total death toll of 741 to coronavirus since the pandemic broke out, orders strict quarantine all over the country. The first Russian vaccine has arrived on October 2, 2020 in Venezuela. Students are looking for Wi-Fi to attend online classes.

  • In Israel, this Tuesday October 20, 2020, 1,767 new cases, leading to a total of 305,348 cases have been reported. So far, 2,268 coronavirus deaths including 54 in 24h have been totaled. The country is starting containment exit on Sunday October 18, 2020. 

Data as of Monday October 19, 2020:

  • Chile, as of Monday October 19, 2020, reports 1,545 new cases in 24 hours, and reports 493,305 cases and 13,676 deaths (+41). This past Tuesday, Chile has exceeded the 400-000 confirmed coronavirus case-mark. Santiago de Chile is almost fully out of lockdown. Chilean scientists study a possible mutation of the novel coronavirus in southern Patagonia. Other studies in Chile show the novel coronavirus could evolve adapting to its human hosts.
  • Algeria faces a decreasing trend in new contamination cases. As of Monday October 19, 54,616 cases (+214) and 1,865 deaths (+9) because of the epidemic have been reported. The decision to reopen borders is postponed to the end of the epidemic. Baccalaureate in Algeria: 9/20, the admission average, "exceptionally", because of Coronavirus.
  • Japan as of Monday October 19 reports 471 new cases in 24 hours. 93,127 cases have been reported in total, and 1,674 deaths (+4 in 24h). Japan is determined to host the 2021 Olympics. Designer Kenzo Takada has died at age 81 to coronavirus. Instead of tracking all infections, the Japanese 3-C-method consisting in looking (ahead of time) for super-contaminators seems to be working.
  • Romania is currently on alert. The country reports 182,854 cases (+2,466) and 5,931 deaths (+59) because of Covid-19. Earlier this week, Romanian authorities announced new restrictions to travelers entering Romania coming from some European countries.

  • Poland currently reports 183,248 (+7,482) contamination cases and 3,614 Covid-19 deaths (+41). The country is experiencing an increase in the number of contaminations over the past days. Despite so, the country excludes a new lockdown. Poland bans direct flights from several countries including France. Poland is reimplementing hours reserved for seniors in stores.
  • Iran reports 337 deaths in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 30,712 deaths and 534,631 cases reported (+4,251 in 24h). Facing the sharp increase in contaminations and deaths, the Iranian government has announced new restrictions, including the closure of cafés and gyms, as well as mandatory facemask-wearing in Teheran starting Saturday. Iran is facing what seem to be the "third coronavirus wave".

  • Portugal reports a growing number of new cases. As of Monday October 19, 1,949 new infections have been reported, leading to a total of 101,860 and 2,198 deaths (+17) have been reported. The Portuguese government has extended this Thursday and until mid-October all gathering and stores' opening hours restrictions to fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic, as the country is facing - like the rest of Europe - to a daily increase in infections. Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive, two days after France Portugal.
  • Russia, as of Monday October 19, reports 15,982 new cases leading to a total of 1,415,316 cases and 24,366 deaths (+179). Russia says their second vaccine has completed trials for phase 2. Russian Embassy Minister-adviser has said the vaccine developed in Russia against coronavirus was "effective" and "several people were vaccinated in Russia".

Data as of Friday October 16, 2020:

  • Sweden is one of the rare countries to have not gone into confinement but only set up guidelines. As of today, Friday October 16, 103,200 cases (+793) and 5,918 (+8) deaths have been reported. Facing Covid-19, Sweden promotes a "long-lasting" strategy. Sweden has experienced no lockdown and is not making facemask-wearing mandatory, the country has one of the lowest contamination rate in Europe.

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