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COVID-19: Latest Case Count, Statistics

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The news around coronavirus is changing by the minute. Here are answers to your most asked questions.

How many countries are infected by the coronavirus? 

Answer: The virus has spread to at least 188 countries and territories.

How many confirmed cases are there of the coronavirus?

Answer: Over 186.96 million cases worldwide as of July 12, 2021, according to Johns Hopkins University. 

How many people have died from the coronavirus?

Answer: COVID-19 has claimed 4,034,450 lives.

How many people have the virus in the U.S?

Answer: Over 33.85 million cases have been recorded nationwide as of July 12. The U.S. has surpassed India, Brazil, Russia, and the U.K. in the number of coronavirus cases afflicting the country.

What is the coronavirus?

Answer: According to World Health Organization, coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. 

What is being done to stop the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S.?

Answer: On March 20, 2020 the White House issued guidelines to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. These included closing schools, ending discretionary travel, limiting group sizes, and shuttering bars, restaurants, food courts, nail salons, and more.

Cities and states across the nation have implemented social distancing measures in an effort to limit the spread of the virus and "flatten the curve." Many states are now loosening those measures as the economic impact of the pandemic has left millions without jobs.

What countries have been hit the hardest from the coronavirus?

Answer: The U.S. has become the worst hit country and has experienced the most coronavirus deaths. After the U.S., Brazil has had the most deaths, followed by India.

Is there a vaccine for the coronavirus?

Pfizer  (PFE) - Get Pfizer Inc. Report vaccine became the first vaccine to be approved for emergency use in the U.S. Moderna  (MRNA) - Get Moderna Inc. Report is the second one, followed by Johnson & Johnson. After a temporary pause, U.S. health regulators approved the resumed use of the vaccine on April 23, 2021. 

What is the Delta variant?

The B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant was identified in India in late 2020 and has since been detected in approximately 60 countries, according to the CDC.

Will a booster shot be needed for the coronavirus?

On July 12, Pfizer said it plans to meet with U.S. health officials to discuss authorization of a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine.

Where was the coronavirus first detected?

Answer: This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China.

What are coronavirus symptoms?

Answer. Coronavirus symptoms may include a runny nose, headache, cough, sore throat, fever, and a general feeling of being unwell. 

How can you help prevent the spread of the coronavirus?


  • wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • physically or socially distance yourself from others by around six feet or more
  • wear a mask

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