COVID-19 situation update worldwide, as of 20 October 2020

Epidemiological update

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Disclaimer: National updates are published at different times and in different time zones. This, and the time ECDC needs to process these data, may lead to discrepancies between the national numbers and the numbers published by ECDC. Users are advised to use all data with caution and awareness of their limitations. Data are subject to retrospective corrections; corrected datasets are released as soon as processing of updated national data has been completed.

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Since 31 December 2019 and as of 20 October 2020, 40 472 505 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the affected countries) have been reported, including 1 119 283 deaths.

Cases have been reported from:

Africa: 1 656 480 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (705 254), Morocco (175 749), Egypt (105 547), Ethiopia (89 860) and Nigeria (61 558).

Asia: 12 516 197 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are India (7 597 063), Iran (534 631), Iraq (430 678), Bangladesh (390 206) and Indonesia (365 240).

America: 18 977 833 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are United States (8 214 755), Brazil (5 250 727), Argentina (1 002 649), Colombia (965 883) and Peru (870 876).

Europe: 7 284 085 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Russia (1 415 316), Spain (974 449), France (910 277), United Kingdom (741 212) and Italy (423 578).

Oceania: 37 214 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Australia (27 399), French Polynesia (3 797), Guam (3 756), New Zealand (1 531) and Papua New Guinea (581).

Other: 696 cases have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

Deaths have been reported from:

Africa: 39 931 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are South Africa (18 492), Egypt (6 130), Morocco (2 976), Algeria (1 865) and Ethiopia (1 365).

Asia: 224 029 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are India (115 197), Iran (30 712), Indonesia (12 617), Iraq (10 317) and Turkey (9 371).

America: 611 701 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United States (220 133), Brazil (154 176), Mexico (86 338), Peru (33 820) and Colombia (29 102).

Europe: 242 594 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United Kingdom (43 726), Italy (36 616), Spain (33 992), France (33 623) and Russia (24 366).

Oceania: 1 021 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are Australia (905), Guam (66), New Zealand (25), French Polynesia (14) and Papua New Guinea (7).

Other: 7 deaths have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

 

NOTE:

*United Kingdom: from 3 October 2020, due to a technical issue, COVID-19 cases from 24 September to 1 October will be reported by British authorities in the coming days.

On 2 October 2020, authorities in Ireland retrocorrected the total number of COVID-19 deaths leading to a negative value for the deaths reported on 3 October 2020.

On 10 September 2020, Jersey reclassified nine cases as old infections resulting in negative cases reported on 11 September 2020.

As of 7 September 2020, there is a negative number of cumulative cases in Ecuador due to the removal of cases detected from rapid tests. In addition, the total number of reported COVID-19 deaths has shifted to include both probable and confirmed deaths, which lead to a steep increase on the 7 September.

From end of August 2020, Swedish authorities are performing daily data consolidation leading to data retro-corrections. From week 38, the Swedish Public Health Agency will update COVID-19 daily data four times per week on Tuesday–Friday. Hence, the cumulative figures and related outputs include cases and deaths from the previous 14 days with available data at the time of data collection.

Download the daily number of new reported cases of COVID-19 by country worldwide

The downloadable data file is updated daily and contains the latest available public data on COVID-19. You may use the data in line with ECDC’s copyright policy.

Epidemiological curves

These histograms are based on the available information at the time of publication, originating from several sources. Data completeness depends on the availability of information from the affected areas. All data should be interpreted with caution as the outbreak is evolving rapidly. In addition, due to the unavailability of date-of-onset data and different testing policies per country, this figure might not be reflective of the evolution of the epidemic.

Distribution of COVID-19 cases worldwide, as of 20 October 2020

Distribution of COVID-19 cases worldwide, as of 20 October 2020
Distribution of cases of COVID-19 by continent (according to the applied case definition and testing strategies in the affected countries)

Cases reported in accordance with the applied case definition and testing strategies in the affected countries.

Distribution of COVID-19 deaths, worldwide, as of 20 October 2020

Distribution of COVID-19 deaths, worldwide, as of 20 October 2020
Distribution of cases of COVID-19 deaths worldwide, by continent

In the graph, no deaths are reported on 25 May in Europe due to the national retro-correction of death data in Spain. The number of deaths in Europe was less than the negative numbers reported by Spain that day.

Geographic distribution of COVID-19

Geographic distribution of 14-day cumulative number of reported COVID-19 cases per 100 000 population, worldwide, as of 20 October 2020

Geographic distribution of 14-day cumulative number of reported COVID-19 cases per 100 000 population, worldwide, as of 20 October 2020
Geographic distribution of 14-day cumulative number of reported COVID-19 cases per 100 000 population, worldwide
Region Places reporting cases Sum of Cases Sum of Deaths Confirmed cases in the last 14 days
Africa Algeria 54616 1865 2346
  Angola 7622 247 2252
  Benin 2496 41 139
  Botswana 5609 21 2437
  Burkina_Faso 2387 65 203
  Burundi 549 1 35
  Cameroon 21506 424 582
  Cape_Verde 7800 87 1367
  Central_African_Republic 4856 62 11
  Chad 1390 93 167
  Comoros 502 7 15
  Congo 5156 92 67
  Cote_dIvoire 20324 121 439
  Democratic_Republic_of_the_Congo 11051 302 273
  Djibouti 5469 61 48
  Egypt 105547 6130 1766
  Equatorial_Guinea 5070 83 18
  Eritrea 452 0 54
  Eswatini 5788 116 209
  Ethiopia 89860 1365 10423
  Gabon 8884 54 76
  Gambia 3655 118 61
  Ghana 47372 310 543
  Guinea 11518 70 718
  Guinea_Bissau 2389 41 27
  Kenya 45076 839 5627
  Lesotho 1833 42 150
  Liberia 1381 82 27
  Libya 49949 732 12512
  Madagascar 16810 238 240
  Malawi 5860 181 66
  Mali 3407 132 218
  Mauritania 7608 163 85
  Mauritius 419 10 38
  Morocco 175749 2976 41054
  Mozambique 11080 75 1784
  Namibia 12326 131 672
  Niger 1211 69 11
  Nigeria 61558 1125 2093
  Rwanda 4992 34 125
  Sao_Tome_and_Principe 933 15 20
  Senegal 15432 319 310
  Seychelles 149 0 1
  Sierra_Leone 2331 73 62
  Somalia 3890 101 145
  South_Africa 705254 18492 23039
  South_Sudan 2847 55 121
  Sudan 13697 836 44
  Togo 2071 51 207
  Tunisia 42727 687 19274
  Uganda 10691 97 1726
  United_Republic_of_Tanzania 509 21 0
  Western_Sahara 766 1 0
  Zambia 15897 346 808
  Zimbabwe 8159 232 261
America Anguilla 3 0 0
  Antigua_and_Barbuda 119 3 12
  Argentina 1002649 26716 192934
  Aruba 4334 34 255
  Bahamas 5773 123 1214
  Barbados 222 7 22
  Belize 2833 45 629
  Bermuda 185 9 4
  Bolivia 139890 8502 2783
  Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba 150 3 26
  Brazil 5250727 154176 323492
  British_Virgin_Islands 72 1 1
  Canada 201437 9778 32477
  Cayman_Islands 235 1 22
  Chile 493305 13676 21559
  Colombia 965883 29102 103725
  Costa_Rica 97075 1204 15946
  Cuba 6258 127 413
  Curaçao 751 1 299
  Dominica 33 0 2
  Dominican_Republic 121667 2203 6613
  Ecuador 153423 12395 12084
  El_Salvador 31666 926 2023
  Falkland_Islands_(Malvinas) 13 0 0
  Greenland 16 0 2
  Grenada 27 0 3
  Guatemala 101599 3541 7417
  Guyana 3765 111 577
  Haiti 8976 231 157
  Honduras 89381 2576 9361
  Jamaica 8321 173 1309
  Mexico 854926 86338 46893
  Montserrat 13 1 0
  Nicaragua 5353 154 183
  Panama 125181 2574 9262
  Paraguay 55452 1207 10737
  Peru 870876 33820 40877
  Puerto_Rico 57950 768 6645
  Saint_Kitts_and_Nevis 19 0 0
  Saint_Lucia 36 0 9
  Saint_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines 67 0 3
  Sint_Maarten 756 22 70
  Suriname 5133 109 179
  Trinidad_and_Tobago 5298 97 531
  Turks_and_Caicos_islands 698 6 3
  United_States_of_America 8214755 220133 756205
  United_States_Virgin_Islands 1336 21 15
  Uruguay 2560 51 405
  Venezuela 86636 736 7519
Asia Afghanistan 40287 1497 801
  Bahrain 78224 302 5108
  Bangladesh 390206 5681 20074
  Bhutan 330 0 31
  Brunei_Darussalam 147 3 1
  Cambodia 285 0 5
  China 91006 4739 354
  India 7597063 115197 911981
  Indonesia 365240 12617 58120
  Iran 534631 30712 58957
  Iraq 430678 10317 47729
  Israel 304876 2263 32567
  Japan 93480 1676 7433
  Jordan 38937 380 21473
  Kazakhstan 145603 2155 3699
  Kuwait 116832 710 9240
  Kyrgyzstan 52910 1113 5111
  Laos 23 0 0
  Lebanon 62944 526 17287
  Malaysia 21363 190 8550
  Maldives 11232 37 665
  Mongolia 326 0 11
  Myanmar 37205 914 18424
  Nepal 136036 757 46773
  Oman 110594 1114 8780
  Pakistan 323452 6659 7725
  Palestine 59082 481 6128
  Philippines 359169 6675 34407
  Qatar 129671 224 2979
  Saudi_Arabia 342583 5201 5817
  Singapore 57915 28 96
  South_Korea 25333 447 1094
  Sri_Lanka 5625 13 1892
  Syria 5134 251 723
  Taiwan 540 7 22
  Tajikistan 10533 80 559
  Thailand 3700 59 100
  Timor_Leste 29 0 1
  Turkey 349519 9371 23473
  United_Arab_Emirates 116517 466 16784
  Uzbekistan 63737 533 4791
  Vietnam 1140 35 43
  Yemen 2060 599 15
Europe Albania 17350 454 2940
  Andorra 3623 62 1253
  Armenia 65460 1091 12783
  Austria 66611 919 16725
  Azerbaijan 45295 630 4507
  Belarus 88290 933 7594
  Belgium 230387 10443 89691
  Bosnia_and_Herzegovina 34661 997 6212
  Bulgaria 30527 1008 8657
  Croatia 25973 374 8176
  Cyprus 2687 25 840
  Czechia 181962 1513 96396
  Denmark 35844 686 5787
  Estonia 4085 68 468
  Faroe_Islands 485 0 10
  Finland 13555 351 2853
  France 910277 33623 286003
  Georgia 18663 143 9967
  Germany 373167 9836 69909
  Gibraltar 577 0 145
  Greece 25802 520 5660
  Guernsey 258 13 1
  Holy_See 26 0 14
  Hungary 48757 1211 16459
  Iceland 4101 11 1121
  Ireland 50993 1852 12442
  Isle_of_Man 348 24 4
  Italy 423578 36616 95992
  Jersey 509 32 78
  Kosovo 17009 656 1195
  Latvia 3494 42 1368
  Liechtenstein 227 1 98
  Lithuania 7726 113 2441
  Luxembourg 10888 133 1963
  Malta 4737 45 1410
  Moldova 67302 1601 10401
  Monaco 268 1 45
  Montenegro 15760 240 3401
  Netherlands 235954 6759 95633
  North_Macedonia 23788 846 4915
  Norway 16456 278 1999
  Poland 183248 3614 81168
  Portugal 101860 2198 21975
  Romania 182854 5931 45363
  Russia 1415316 24366 189427
  San_Marino 766 42 34
  Serbia 36282 778 2381
  Slovakia 30695 92 17203
  Slovenia 14477 164 7903
  Spain 974449 33992 161037
  Sweden 103200 5918 7026
  Switzerland 83159 1837 27356
  Ukraine 309107 5786 78871
  United_Kingdom 741212 43726 225641
Oceania Australia 27399 905 250
  Fiji 32 2 0
  French_Polynesia 3797 14 1569
  Guam 3756 66 1003
  New_Caledonia 27 0 0
  New_Zealand 1531 25 29
  Northern_Mariana_Islands 88 2 13
  Papua_New_Guinea 581 7 40
  Solomon_Islands 3 0 3
Other Cases_on_an_international_conveyance_Japan 696 7 0
Total   40472505 1119283 4895564