Coronavirus in the world as of Saturday November 28, 2020: new case and death tolls in 24h per country

Published by Julie M. · Published on 28 November 2020 at 09h04 · Updated on 29 November 2020 at 10h47
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis almost a year now. Over 62 million coronavirus cases have been reported and over 1.4 million people have died of Covid-19 worldwide. discover the toll in countries and the evolution around the world as of Saturday November 28, 2020. Over one million cases in Germany, skyrocketting case toll in Turkey. India is about to produce around 100 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine. Egypt is testing a bedside robot to attend to patients.

As of Saturday November 28, 2020Covid-19 infected 62,281,576 people (+622,967). So far, 1,461,200 (+9,587) 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. This week, the world has noticed the epidemic was slightly weakening.

While India is still in the midlle of the first waveEurope has already started the second wave of infections, as the United-StatesJapan and South Korea are faced with the third wave! The search for a potential vaccine is escalating and some countries say they are ready to start human testing phases.


  • Turkey is in partial lockdown since Friday November 20, 2020. Restaurants, cafés, shopping malls and hair salons are to close at 5 p.m. As of Saturday November 28, 2020 the country totals 44,506 new cases and 177 deaths in 24 hours. Totalling 13,191 deaths and 548,244 cases, naming the highest toll in cases and deaths in 24h in the country since the pandemic broke out.

  • In France, according to the latest report from the health authorities as for the COVID-19 pandemic, about 2,196,119 cases have been reported (+12,459 including 10,920 RT-PCR confirmed cases in 24h and 1,539 cases confirmed with antigenic tests) and 51,914 people have died. As of Friday November 27, 957 deaths in 24 hours have been reported. The death toll in nursing homes reaches 16,402 (+564) deaths35,512 people have died in hospitals (+393 in 24h). France reopens all stores on Saturday November 28, 2020.

  • The United Kingdom reports 16,022 new cases in 24h with a total of 1,589,301 cases since the epidemic broke out. This Friday November 27, 2020, 521 deaths were reported in 24h, leading to a total of 57,551 deaths have been reported. England is back into lockdown until December 2. "Contact cases" will be screened every day to avoid quarantine in Liverpool. The UK reports this November 24, 2020, the highest death toll in 24h since May 12, 2020. In the UK, 3 households can reunite for Christmas between December 23 and 27, 2020, for maximum 5 days.

  • Italy reports this Friday November 27, 28,352 new infections have been reported in 24 hours, and 827 deaths in 24 hours. It now reaches 53,677 since the beginning of the epidemic. As of today, 1,538,217 cases have been confirmed so far. Doctors have been calling for a total lockdown as the situation is "out of control". This November 23, 2020, the country exceeds 50,000 cases and requisitions 20,000 hotel beds to treat coronavirus sick.

  • In Madagascar, totalling 17,341 cases and 251 deaths since the pandemic started, the government announces they refuse to participate in the Covax Facility, the world's action enabling the countries to get access to vaccines once issued on the market.

Data as of November 28, 2020:

  • Austria reports 4,669 new cases leading to a total of 275,661 cases and 132 deaths in 24h for a total of 3,018 deaths as of Saturday November 28. The country records a new death toll record in 24h this Tuesday November 24, 2020 and moves to strict lockdown with closure of schools and non-necessary stores starting November 17 and up to December 6, 2020. In order to shorten lockdown, Austria plans to lead a massive testing campaign. 
  • Japan as of Saturday November 28, Covid keeps on spreading including 2,577 new cases in 24 hours, naming the highest new case toll in 24h since the epidemic broke out in the country. 142,068 cases have been reported in total, and 2,074 deaths (+23 in 24h)

  • Denmark reports 1,636 new cases in 24h, leading to a total of 78,354 cases. The country has totalled 823 deaths including over the past 24h. In Denmark, the minister of agriculture is stepping down following the "mink crisis". Many Danish farmers have protested from their tractors this Saturday November 21, 2020 to protest against the government's decision to slaughter their minks.

  • Iran reports 391 deaths in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 47,486 deaths and 935,799 cases reported (+13,402 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 Tehran starting Saturday. Most Middle-Eastern country infected, Iran has been facing a resurgence of the epidemic since September and sets this November 27 a new-case record in 24h.

  • Poland currently reports 946,013 (+15,086) contamination cases and 17,334 Covid-19 deaths (+599). This Wednesday, Poland has announced a new series of restrictions against the novel coronavirus, including the closure of movie theaters and most stores in shopping malls, as well as remote teaching. This Thursday November 26, 2020 the country reports its highest new case toll in 24h since the pandemic broke out. Despite it all, the nationalist and ultra-conservative government refuses to transfer sick to Germany.  

  • In the Netherlands, the epidemic escalates with 4,459 new cases in 24h leading to a total of 513,325 cases. The country reports 9,326 deaths including 59 these past 24h. The country is making the partial lockdown harder and announces museums, movie theaters, zoos and other places receiving the public will have to close for two weeks.
  • In Egypt, the number of infections increases. The country reports 114,832 cases (+357) and 6,608 deaths including 12 these past 24 hours. This Friday November 27, 2020, the country records the highest number of positive cases in 24 hours since June 30, 2020. The country is testing a bedside robot - designed by engineer Mahmud el-Komy - to help health caregivers.

  • In India, the new case curve seems to stabilize. This Saturday November 28, India records 9,352,576 cases (+41,353 in 24 hours), and 136,253 deaths including 486 in 24 hours. India exceeds 9 million coronavirus cases since the pandemic broke out. The capital's private hospitals now have to save 80% if ICU beds and 60% of standard beds to people infected with coronavirus. Any non-urgent surgery has to be postponed. India is about to produce 100 million doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine.

  • In Germany, the new case toll skyrockets: 6,591 new infections in 24 hours. As of Saturday November 28, the country reports 1,027,340 cases, along with 16,186 deaths (+384). Initially said to be closed from November 2 to 30, bars, restaurants, cultural and sport venues will remain shut until early January 2021. The country exceeds 1 million cases.

  • Russia, as of Saturday November 28, reports 27,100 new cases leading to a total of 2,242,633 cases and 39,068 deaths (+510). Record-breaking infection in Russia: 27,543 new covid-19 cases have been reported in 24h, that is to say almost twice as many as the peak of 11,607 from May 11. This Thursday November 26, the country breaks a new death toll record in 24h. Russia announces their Sputnitk V vaccine is 95% effective.
  • South Korea, as of Saturday November 28, reports 488 new infections. 33,375 cases in total, and 522 deaths (+6 in 24h) have been reported. South Korea proposes Russia to team up to develop vaccines against Covid. The country reports its highest contamination toll in 24h since March 3, 2020.

  • In the United-States, the new case toll still skyrockets with 193,384 infections reported in 24 hours. As of Saturday November 28, the country reports 13,452,931 cases. The country reports 1,428 deaths in 24h, taking it up to a total of 271,030 deaths. The country exceeds 13 million cases since the beginning of the pandemic.

  • The epidemic is active in Africa and keeps on spreading. In South Africa as of Saturday November 28, the country reports 781,941 (+3,370) and 21,378 deaths (+89). The country records this Thursday 26th the highest infection toll in 24h since August 22.

  • Luxembourg has announced partial lockdown starting Thursday including closure of bars and restaurants. This Saturday November 28, 2020, the country reports 536 new cases in 24h, totalling 33,409 cases and 300 deaths (+6 in 24h) since the pandemic broke out.

  • Canada reports 5,963 new cases in 358,892, and 11,894 deaths including 95 over the past 24h. Quebec Prime Minister has announced restrictions will be extended in red alert areas in Montreal and Quebec, for four more weeks. Toronto is back in lockdown this Monday for at least 28 days.

  • The number of new cases increases in China as the country reports 6 new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours. As of Saturday November 28, China reports 86,501 cases and 4,634 deaths (+0). Panic at the Pudong airport, Shanghai, this Sunday November 22, 2020 as all employees have had to be quarantined and tested immediately after detecting several positive cases. Over 500 flights have been cancelled.

  • In Mexico, the epidemic keeps on spreading with 816 deaths reported in 24 hours, but it is said to be underestimated. The country currently counts over 1,204,940 infections (+5,961 in 24h) and 112,099 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. Mexico exceeds the 100,000-death mark due to Covid-19.

  • Brazil reports an always-deteriorating toll, and an-always high new infection toll with 35,410 cases in 24 hours. It reports this Saturday November 28, 534  deaths in 24 hours. The country reports 6,242,848 cases in totaland 172,094 deaths according to data given by the government. 

  • Peru is still experiencing a very worrying situation, with 1,977 new cases today. As of Saturday November 28, the country reports 958,324 contamination cases, 35,839 deaths (+54). The country has exceeded the 30,000-death mark. Peruvians appointed centrist Francisco Sagasti as their new President, the 3rd one in a week. 

Data as of November 27, 2020:

  • Spain reports a total of 1,628,208 cases and 10,953 new cases in 24h. The country reports 294 deaths in 24h, leading to a total of 44,668 deaths. Spain makes PCR test mandatory for travelers from France. Spain is ready to launch a massive vaccine campaign starting January 2021. Catalonia is starting a progressive lockdown exit this Monday including the reopening of bars and restaurants with a very limited number of patrons.

  • Morocco reports this Friday November 27, 4,592 new contaminations in 24h, a total of 345,276 cases. The country also reports 5,689 deaths +70 in 24h.

  • Lebanon is facing skyrocketing Covid-19 cases impacting hospitals which ICUs are almost overcrowded. Lebanon officially recorded 123,982 cases of coronavirus (+1,782 in 24h), and 980 deaths including in 24h for about six million inhabitants, including a third being Syrian or Palestinian migrants often living in overcrowded camps. The Lebanese government announced this Tuesday a "total" lockdown of the country along with "exemptions" for two weeks to face the increase in Covid-19 cases.

  • In Switzerland, as the number of cases skyrockets and reaches 4,312 new cases in 24h for a total of 318,290 cases, the government once again calls for the army to evacuate sick for the second time since the pandemic broke out. The Swiss Federeal Council allowed on Wednesday the deployment of 2,500 soldiers. The country reports 4,558 deaths including 49 over the past 24h. Switzerland is overwhelmed by the second wave and exceeds 300,000 cases.

  • Sweden is one of the rare countries to have not gone into confinement but only set up guidelines. As of Friday November 27, 243,129 cases (+6,774) in 24h, and 6,681 (+59 in 24h) deaths have been reported. Southern Sweden inhabitants are now urged to limit contacts and avoid public transit and closed places, the health authorities say, as the Scandinavian realm is experiencing an increasing number of Covid-19 cases.

  • Belgium reports - as of November 27 - 2,565 new cases have been reported in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 567,532 cases, as hospitalizations are peaking like for the first wave. There have been 142 deaths in 24 hours, taking it to a total of 16,219 deaths. Belgium is placed back into lockdown stating for a month, from Monday November 2 to December 13, with assessment on December 1. An effective new lockdown, Belgian health authorities spokesperson Yves Va Laethem says noticing infections, hospitalizations and deaths are decreasing.

  • In Tunisia, Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi called all (regional) governors to announce curfew from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. from Monday to Friday, and from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. on weekends, without giving details as for the duration of the measure. Trip restrictions, closure of schools until November 8 and distance classes for two weeks in universities. The country records this Friday November 27, 1,295 new cases, 93,770 cases have been officialy reported so far, including 3,106 deaths (+72 in 24h).

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