Julie M., My B. · Published on 27 September 2020 at 17h20
· Updated on 27 September 2020 at 20h06
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis for months. Discover updates on countries impacted by the coronavirus epidemic this Saturday September 26, 2020. Over 32 million cases have been reported and over 998,000 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 Saturday September 26, 2020, Covid-19 infected 32,823,938 people. So far, 998,667 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 51,280 infections reported in 24 hours. As of Saturday September 26, the country reports 7,244,135 cases. The country reports 837 deaths in 24h, taking it up to a total of 208,440 deaths. Donald Trump admits he wanted to play down the threat of Covid.
- In India, the death toll keeps on growing. The country reports on Saturday September 26, 5,904,392 cases (+85,468 in 24 hours), and 92,424 deaths including 1,093 in 24 hours. India becomes the second most-hit country in the world in terms of infections behind the USA and before Brazil.
- Brazil reports an always-deteriorating toll, and an-always high new infection toll with 31,911 cases in 24 hours. It reports this Saturday September 26, 804 deaths in 24 hours. The country reports 4,689,613 cases in total, and 140,612 deaths according to data given by the government. Yet, data could be widely underestimated. Because of the active circulation of the virus in the country, four candidate vaccines are currently being tested on 22,000 volunteers, including the vaccine developed by British AstraZeneca, restarted on Saturday September 12.
- In France, according to the latest report from the health authorities as for the COVID-19 pandemic, about 513,034 cases have been reported (+15,797 in 24h) and 31,661 people have died. As of Friday September 25, 150 deaths in 24 hours have been reported in hospitals. The death toll in nursing homes reaches 10,666 deaths (+95), it will be updated next Tuesday. 20,995 people have died in hospitals (+55).
- Morocco is experiencing an increasing number of infections since the health emergency has been made softer which has been extended for another month this Wednesday September 9, 2020. This Friday September 25, the country reports 2,423 new cases in 24 hours, a total of 112,522 cases. The country also reports 1,998 deaths (+42 in 24h). The city of Casablanca is on lockdown and schools are closed. The ministry is working on making the virus reproduction rate decrease.
- Italy reports this Friday September 25, 1,912 new infections have been reported in 24 hours especially in the north of the country, and 20 deaths in 24 hours. It now reaches 35,801 since the beginning of the epidemic. As of today, 306,235 cases have been confirmed so far. Children went back to school "under strict surveillance" this Monday. Very cautious, Italians are not facing a major resurgence.
- The United Kingdom reports 6,874 new cases in 24h as of Friday September 25, 2020 with a total of 423,236 cases, and 34 deaths in 24h, leading to a total of 41,936 deaths. The United Kingdom sets up the "rule of sixes" and bans gatherings over 6 people inside and outside. As the infection curb is once again rising, it becomes more and more difficult to get a test appointment near your home.
- Spain reports as of Friday September 25, 12,272 new cases, including 4,122 in 24h, that is to say 704,209 cases in total. The country reports 114 deaths in 24h , leading to a total of 31,232 deaths. The Madrid area is facing a resurgence of the coronavirus epidemic. To fight against the pandemic, authorities will make new measures as for travels and gatherings of people by the end of the week.
Data as for Saturday September 25, 2020:
- In Germany, the new case toll stays high with 3,886 new infections in 24 hours. As of Saturday September 26, the country reports 283,288 cases, along with 9,614 deaths (+25). Germany "can and will avoid" another lockdown. Germany now considers Hauts-de-France as an active virus circulation area.
- The epidemic is spreading in Africa. South Africa is the cradle of the pandemic on the African continent where the toll of new cases skyrockets and peaks. This Saturday September 26, the country reports 668,529 cases (+1,480) and 16,312 deaths (+29). South Africa is partially reopening its borders.
- In Egypt, the number of infections increases. The country reports 102,625 cases (+108) and 5,853 deaths including 18 these past 24 hours. The plasma cure gives hope in Egypt.
- Peru is still experiencing a very worrying situation, with 11,889 new cases today. As of Saturday September 26, the country reports 794,584 contamination cases, 32,037 deaths (+167). The country has exceeded the 20,000-death mark. Over 3,000 volunteers test the Chinese vaccine in Peru.
- South Korea, as of Saturday September 26, reports 61 new infections. 23,516 cases in total, and 399 deaths (+4 in 24h) have been reported. South Korea has announced even stricter social distancing measure to curb the coronavirus spread and closes most schools in Seoul.
- The number of new cases increases in China as the country reports 15 new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours. As of Saturday September 26, China reports 85,337 cases and 4,634 deaths (+0 in 4 months). China is softening entering the country conditions for Europeans. China is already widely testing its vaccines.
- Belgium reports - as of Saturday September 26 - 2,208 new cases have been reported in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 110,976 cases. There have been 4 deaths in 24 hours, taking it to a total of 9,969 deaths. The Belgian government has decided this Wednesday to list in red area the departments of the North and Pas-de-Calais, like 27 other French departments.
- Japan as of Saturday September 26 reports 456 new cases in 24 hours. 80,497 cases have been reported in total, and 1,532 deaths (+12 in 24h). Japan plans to soften restrictions for foreigners to return starting next month. Japan will soon propose saliva test to screen test COVID-19. This Monday, the Japanese Rugby Federation has announced the Brave Blossoms will not play this year.
- Venezuela reports 867 new cases in 24 hours, leading to 71,273 cases. The country - reporting 10 deaths in 24 hours and a total death toll of 591 - orders strict quarantine all over the country. Venezuela will test the Russian, Chinese and Cuban vaccines against coronavirus. "One mask a week": in Venezuela, doctors are dying and are not armed to face Covid-19.
- In Mexico, the epidemic keeps on spreading with 298 deaths reported in 24 hours, but it is said to be underestimated. The country currently counts over 811,574 infections (+4,119 in 24h) and 80,661 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. Over 60,000 people have died of Covid-19 in Mexico, a number that goes beyond the "most worst-case" scenario the country's health authorities considered.
Data as of Friday September 25, 2020:
- Algeria faces a decreasing trend in new contamination cases. As of Friday September 25, 50,754 cases (+175) and 1,707 deaths (+4) because of the epidemic have been reported. The decision to reopen borders is postponed to the end of the epidemic. Coronavirus led hundreds of Sub-Saharan inhabitants to leave Algeria for Tunisia.
- Romania is currently on alert. The country reports 119,683 cases (+1,629) and 4,633deaths (+42) because of Covid-19. So far, the number of new daily cases keeps on skyrocketing. Hungary and Romania have been recording their worst quarterly growth since 1989.
- Iran reports 207 deaths in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 25,222 deaths and 439,882 cases reported (+3,563 in 24h). According to the BBC, there are actually three times more deaths than the official reports say, and about 42,000 people are said to be dead because of the virus. Schools reopening have been polemical.
- Poland currently reports 84,396 (+1,587) contamination cases and 2,392 Covid-19 deaths (+23). 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.
- Russia, as of Friday September 25, reports 7,212 new cases leading to a total of 1,136,048 cases and 20,056 deaths (+104). Russia promises to manufacture hundreds of thousands of doses of vaccine this Fall. The Russian vaccine against coronavirus is being tested since Wednesday on 40,000 Muscovites. Russia is the fourth country the most hit by coronavirus in terms of infections in the world.
- Sweden is one of the rare countries to have not gone into confinement but only set up guidelines. As of today, Friday September 25, 90,923 cases (+634) and 5,880 deaths (+2 in 24h) have been reported. Facing Covid-19, Sweden promotes a "long-lasting" strategy.
- Chile, as of Friday September 25, 2020, reports 2,234 new cases in 24 hours, and reports 453,868 cases and 12,527 deaths (+58). This Tuesday, Chile has exceeded the 400-000 confirmed coronavirus case-mark. Coronavirus has sparked hunger in the country.
- Portugal reports a growing number of new cases. As of Friday September 25, 691 new infections have been reported, leading to a total of 71,156 cases and 1,931 deaths (+3) have been reported. As the health authorities are worried about a second wave in many countries, Portugal starts showing a better managing of the pandemic. Two days before the Portuguese championship resumes, Sporting Portugal has reported 10 cases positive to Covid-19.
Follow the evolution of the pandemic in real time:
The Coronavirus App