Coronavirus in the world as of Thursday December 3, 2020: new case and death tolls in 24h per country

Published by Julie M. · Published on 3 December 2020 at 19h24 · Updated on 3 December 2020 at 19h27
The whole world has been facing the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis almost a year now. Over 65 million coronavirus cases have been reported and over 1.5 million people have died of Covid-19 worldwide. Discover the toll in countries and the evolution around the world as of Thursday December 3, 2020. Record breaking death-toll in the US, restaurateurs in Portugal are on a hunger strike, and the vaccine campaign is starting in the UK.

As of Thursday December 3, 2020Covid-19 infected 65,018,600 people (+607,435). So far, 1,508,885 (+11,146) 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.


  • In Germany, the new case toll skyrockets: 9,819 new infections in 24 hours. As of Thursday December 3, the country reports 1,108,423 cases, along with 17,885 deaths (+496). 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 and sets a new death-in-24-hour toll record this Saturday November 28, 2020. The country considers extending health restrictions to spring 2021.

  • In the United-States, the new case toll still skyrockets with 210,450 infections reported in 24 hours - a record since the pandemic broke out that we expect to increase within a couple of weeks because of Thanksgiving. As of Thursday December 3, the country reports 14,314,213 cases. The country reports 2,969 deaths in 24h, taking it up to a total of 279,867 deaths. The country reports its highest death toll in 24h since late April 2020.

  • Russia, as of Thursday December 3, reports 28,145 new cases leading to a total of 2,375,546  cases and 41,607 deaths (+554). This Wednesday December 2, 2020 the country reports a new record-setting death toll in 24h since the pandemic broke out. Vladimir Putin announces he expects to launch a massive vaccine campaign from next week.

  • In France, according to the latest report from the health authorities as for the COVID-19 pandemic, about 2,244,635  cases have been reported (+14,065 including 12,071 by RT-PCR tests and 1,993 by antigenic tests) and 53,816 people have died. As of Wednesday December 2, 313 deaths in 24 hours have been reported. The death toll in nursing homes reaches 16,814 deaths37,002 people have died in hospitals (+313 in 24h). 

  • Italy reports this Wednesday December 2, 20,709 new infections have been reported in 24 hours, and 684 deaths in 24 hours. It now reaches 57,045 since the beginning of the epidemic. And 1,641,610 cases have been confirmed so far. 

  • The United Kingdom reports 16,170 new cases in 24h with a total of 1,659,256 cases since the epidemic broke out. This Wednesday December 2, 2020, 648 deaths were reported in 24h, leading to a total of 59,699 deaths have been reported. England starts to exit lockdown this December 2. The UK is the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. 
  • Spain reports a total of 1,665,775 cases and 9,331 new cases in 24h. The country reports 275 deaths in 24h, leading to a total of 45,784 deaths. Spain makes PCR test mandatory for travelers from France. Spain has announced the vaccine campaign will begin in January 2021.

  • Turkey - in partial lockdown since Friday November 20, 2020 - reports always-growing new-daily case toll. Turkish president Erdogan announces new restrictions including total curfew during weekends and partiel in the weeks. As of Wednesday December 2, 2020 the country totals 31,923 new cases and 193 deaths in 24 hours. Totalling 14,129 deaths and 700,880 cases.

Data as of December 3, 2020:

  • The epidemic keeps on spreading in Portugal including 3,384 new cases in 24h totalling 303,846 confirmed cases. The country reports 4,645 deaths to coronavirus including 68 over the past 24h. This Friday, Portuguese restaurateurs have started a hunger strike in front of the Republic Assembly to protest against the closure of restaurants.

  • Belgium reports - as of December 3 - 3,040 new cases have been reported in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 582,252 cases, as hospitalizations are peaking like for the first wave. There have been 125 deaths in 24 hours, taking it to a total of 16,911 deaths. In Belgium, non necessary stores are allowed to reopen, but "contact" jobs such as hair dressers and beauty salons are to remain shut at least until February 1.

  • Lebanon officially recorded 131,297 cases of coronavirus (+1,842 in 24h), and 1,055 deaths including 22 in 24h. Despite a still very high number of daily cases, the country started on Monday to exit lockdown after 2 weeks of closing restaurants, bars and public places.

  • In India, the new case curve seems to stabilize. This Thursday December 3, India records 9,536,320 cases (+33,761 in 24 hours), and 138,694 deaths including 498 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.

  • South Korea, as of Thursday December 3, reports 540 new infections. 35,703 cases in total, and 529 deaths (+3 in 24h) have been reported. South Korea proposes Russia to team up to develop vaccines against Covid. 

  • The epidemic is active in Africa and keeps on spreading. In South Africa as of Thursday December 3, the country reports 796,472 (+4,173) and 21,709 deaths (+65). The country records this Thursday December 3 the highest infection toll in 24h since August 15.

  • Luxembourg has announced partial lockdown starting Thursday including closure of bars and restaurants. This Thursday December 3, 2020, the country reports 673 new cases in 24h, totalling 35,802 cases and 334 deaths (+4 in 24h) since the pandemic broke out.

  • Canada reports 6,296 new cases in 389,569, and 12,325 deaths including 110 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 17 new Covid-19 infections in 24 hours. As of Thursday December 3, China reports 86,568 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 544 deaths reported in 24 hours, but it is said to be underestimated. The country currently counts over 1,256,081 infections (+8,695 in 24h) and 115,159 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 48,423 cases in 24 hours. It reports this Thursday December 3, 671 deaths in 24 hours. The country reports 6,440,063 cases in totaland 174,599 deaths according to data given by the government. 

  • Peru is still experiencing a very worrying situation, with 1,847 new cases today. As of Thursday December 3, the country reports 967,075 contamination cases, 36,076 deaths (+45). The country has exceeded the 30,000-death mark. 

Data as of December 2, 2020:

  • In Egypt, the number of infections increases. The country reports 116,724 cases (+421) and 6,694 deaths including 28 these past 24 hours. This December 1, 2020, the country records the highest number of positive cases in 24 hours since Juy 30, 2020. The country is testing a bedside robot - designed by engineer Mahmud el-Komy - to help health caregivers.

  • Poland currently reports 1,013,747 (+13,823) contamination cases and 18,208 Covid-19 deaths (+609). 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. As of Sunday November 29, 2020 the country exceeds one million cases and breaks new case and death tolls in 24hour-record since the pandemic broke out.  
  • Morocco reports this Wednesday Decemer 2, 4,346 new contaminations in 24h, a total of 364,190 cases. The country also reports 5,985 deaths +70 in 24h.

  • Japan as of Wednesday December 2, Covid keeps on spreading including 1,692 new cases in 24 hours, naming the highest new case toll in 24h since the epidemic broke out in the country. 150,386 cases have been reported in total, and 2,172 deaths (+33 in 24h)
  • Sweden is one of the rare countries to have not gone into confinement but only set up guidelines. As of Wednesday December 2, 266,158 cases (+5,400), and 6,972 (+174 since Friday) 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.

  • Austria reports 3,972 new cases leading to a total of 289,461 cases and 117 deaths in 24h for a total of 3,446 deaths as of Wednesday December 2. 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. 

  • 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 Wednesday December 2, 1,303 new cases, 98,072 cases have been officialy reported so far, including 3,311 deaths (+51 in 24h).

  • Denmark reports 1,586 new cases in 24h - naming the highest toll in 24h since the pandemic broke out - leading to a total of 83,535 cases. The country has totalled 852 deaths including over the past 24h. 

  • In the Netherlands, the epidemic escalates with 4,921 new cases in 24h leading to a total of 532,444 cases. The country reports 9,504 deaths including 66 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.

  • Iran reports 362 deaths in 24 hours taking it up to a total of 48,990 deaths and 989,572 cases reported (+13,621 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.

  • In Switzerland, as the number of cases skyrockets and reaches 4,786 new cases in 24h for a total of 335,660 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 4,991 deaths including 51 over the past 24h.

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