The world is currently experiencing a pandemic of an infectious disease called coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. COVID-19 is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and is part of a large family of coronaviruses (CoV). Coronaviruses are transmitted from animals to people, with this particular strain of coronavirus thought to have originated from a seafood market in the city of Wuhan in China in late December of 2019. Symptoms of COVID-19 resemble that of the common cold, with those infected often experiencing fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. However, infection can lead to pneumonia, multi-organ failure, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and even death, in more severe cases. The elderly and those with preexisting chronic health conditions have accounted for the majority of deaths from COVID-19.
As of September 28, 2020, there had been cases of the disease in more than 210 countries or territories across 6 continents. China was initially the country most impacted by the disease, however the United States, Brazil, India, and Russia, now have the most cases worldwide. As of this time, there had been over 33 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with over 7 million of these cases found in the United States. Many countries around the world have enforced lockdowns to try to slow the spread of the disease. Such measures and restrictions vary from country to country but usually involve closing schools, canceling public events, closing borders, and encouraging people to work from home.
The situation in the United States
The United States has the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths of any country worldwide. Every U.S. state has reported cases of COVID-19, with New York one of the hardest hit states. Survey data shows that concern about the COVID-19 pandemic has increased in the United States, with 32 percent of U.S. adults in January stating they were very concerned about the outbreak and this number rising to 57 percent as of June 29. At the end of March, it was estimated that over 90 percent of the population of the United States was under a stay-at-home order, with many states closing schools, restaurants and other entertainment venues, canceling public events, and encouranging social distancing. As case numbers began to decrease states eager to restart the economy began lifting lockdown restrictions which has resulted in an increase of new cases in many states. The United States government has been criticized for initially downplaying the seriousness of the pandemic, its slow response as cases began to rise in the U.S., and for a general lack of guidance. A survey from Statista, which ran from March to the end of May, found that U.S. adults were consistently less likely to be satisfied with their national government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic than their counterparts in the United Kingdom or Germany.
How deadly is it?
As of September 28, 2020, there had been around one million deaths due to the virus, with the United States reporting the highest number of deaths of any country worldwide, followed by Brazil and India. As of March 6, the World Health Organization (WHO) had estimated the crude mortality rate of COVID-19 to be between three and four percent. However, it is now thought that the mortality rate is most likely lower than this estimate, although the true mortality rate is difficult to determine as of this time. Nevertheless, this rate is higher than that of seasonal influenza, usually well below .1 percent, but lower than rates of other recent virus outbreaks. For example, the Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (MERS-CoV), first reported in 2012, has a fatality rate of 34.4 percent, while severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (SARS) has a rate of 9.6 percent.
Multiple organizations around the world are currently working on a vaccine for COVID-19, but it is difficult to tell just how long it will take until one is available to the public. Until then, the World Health Organization (WHO) has encouraged those living in regions with infections to take basic precautionary measures such as regularly washing hands, covering the mouth and nose with a bent elbow when coughing and sneezing, and avoiding contact with people who may be infected.
For further information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, please visit our dedicated Facts and Figures page.
This text provides general information. Statista assumes no
liability for the information given being complete or correct.
Due to varying update cycles, statistics can display more up-to-date
data than referenced in the text.
In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 31 most important statistics relating to "Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic".
भारत ऑनलाइन क्रिकेट सट्टेबाजी क्रिकेट सट्टेबाजीMon - Fri, 9am - 6pm (EST)
Yes, let me download!
...and make my research life easier.