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Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Recovered
Active cases
USA
7,141,539
206,616
4,400,321
2,534,602
India
5,737,197
91,204
4,674,987
971,006
Brazil
4,627,780
139,065
3,992,886
495,829
Russia
1,128,836
19,948
929,829
179,059
Colombia
784,268
24,746
662,277
97,245
Peru
782,695
31,870
636,489
114,336
Mexico
710,049
74,949
510,237
124,863
Spain
693,556
31,034
0
662,522
South Africa
665,188
16,206
594,229
54,753
Argentina
664,799
14,376
525,486
124,937
France
481,141
31,459
93,538
356,144
Chile
449,903
12,345
425,165
12,393
Iran
436,319
25,015
367,829
43,475
UK
409,729
41,862
0
367,867
Bangladesh
355,384
5,072
265,092
85,220
Iraq
332,635
8,754
264,988
58,893
Saudi Arabia
331,359
4,569
313,786
13,004
Pakistan
308,217
6,437
294,392
7,388
Turkey
308,069
7,711
270,723
29,635
Italy
302,537
35,758
220,665
46,114
Philippines
296,755
5,127
231,928
59,700
Germany
279,205
9,508
249,500
20,197
Indonesia
262,022
10,105
191,853
60,064
Israel
206,332
1,335
148,075
56,922
Ukraine
188,106
3,757
83,458
100,891
Canada
147,756
9,243
127,788
10,725
Bolivia
131,990
7,731
91,556
32,703
Ecuador
129,892
11,171
102,852
15,869
Qatar
124,175
212
121,006
2,957
Romania
118,054
4,591
94,877
18,586
Dominican Republic
109,737
2,074
83,434
24,229
Panama
107,990
2,291
84,437
21,262
Morocco
107,743
1,918
88,244
17,581
Kazakhstan
107,529
1,699
102,323
3,507
Belgium
106,887
9,959
19,079
77,849
Netherlands
103,141
6,312
0
96,829
Egypt
102,375
5,822
91,843
4,710
Kuwait
101,851
592
92,961
8,298
Oman
95,907
885
86,765
8,257
Sweden
90,289
5,878
0
84,411
UAE
88,532
407
77,937
10,188
Guatemala
87,442
3,154
76,459
7,829
China
85,314
4,634
80,513
167
Poland
82,809
2,369
66,158
14,282
Japan
79,768
1,512
71,981
6,275
Belarus
76,651
802
73,733
2,116
Honduras
72,675
2,222
24,022
46,431
Ethiopia
71,083
1,141
29,253
40,689
Portugal
70,465
1,928
46,290
22,247
Venezuela
69,439
574
58,759
10,106
Nepal
69,301
453
50,411
18,437
Costa Rica
68,059
781
26,136
41,142
Bahrain
67,014
231
60,117
6,666
Nigeria
57,724
1,102
48,985
7,637
Singapore
57,654
27
57,291
336
Czechia
55,464
555
26,709
28,200
Uzbekistan
53,667
445
49,832
3,390
Switzerland
51,492
2,061
42,300
7,131
Algeria
50,400
1,698
35,428
13,274
Armenia
48,251
945
43,266
4,040
Moldova
48,232
1,244
36,071
10,917
Ghana
46,153
299
45,299
555
Kyrgyzstan
45,757
1,063
42,005
2,689
Austria
40,816
783
31,661
8,372
Azerbaijan
39,686
581
37,255
1,850
Afghanistan
39,170
1,451
32,619
5,100
Palestine
37,591
274
26,934
10,383
Kenya
37,348
664
24,253
12,431
Paraguay
35,571
727
19,867
14,977
Ireland
33,675
1,794
23,364
8,517
Serbia
33,080
744
31,536
800
Lebanon
31,792
328
13,527
17,937
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
30,097
469
16,430
13,198
El Salvador
28,201
823
22,326
5,052
Australia
26,980
861
24,448
1,671
Bosnia
26,081
790
18,634
6,657
Denmark
24,916
645
18,646
5,625
S. Korea
23,341
393
20,832
2,116
Hungary
21,200
709
4,818
15,673
Cameroon
20,690
416
19,124
1,150
Côte d'Ivoire
19,430
120
18,875
435
Bulgaria
19,283
779
13,867
4,637
Macedonia
17,049
710
14,186
2,153
Greece
16,286
357
9,989
5,940
Madagascar
16,191
227
14,833
1,131
Croatia
15,572
261
14,111
1,200
Senegal
14,816
304
11,818
2,694
Zambia
14,443
332
13,629
482
Sudan
13,578
836
6,760
5,982
Tunisia
13,305
180
2,386
10,739
Norway
13,277
267
10,371
2,639
Albania
12,787
370
7,139
5,278
Namibia
10,663
117
8,431
2,115
Malaysia
10,576
133
9,666
777
DRC
10,537
271
10,041
225
Guinea
10,434
65
9,801
568
Maldives
9,885
34
8,530
1,321
French Guiana
9,762
65
9,431
266
Tajikistan
9,475
74
8,244
1,157
Montenegro
9,428
151
5,728
3,549
Finland
9,379
343
7,850
1,186
Gabon
8,716
54
7,906
756
Haiti
8,646
225
6,551
1,870
Luxembourg
8,090
124
6,862
1,104
Myanmar
7,827
133
2,085
5,609
Zimbabwe
7,725
227
6,007
1,491
Slovakia
7,629
41
3,978
3,610
Mauritania
7,425
161
7,028
236
Mozambique
7,262
49
4,350
2,863
Uganda
7,064
70
3,226
3,768
Jordan
6,042
35
3,812
2,195
Malawi
5,746
179
4,140
1,427
Cabo Verde
5,412
54
4,837
521
Djibouti
5,407
61
5,338
8
Jamaica
5,395
76
1,444
3,875
Swaziland
5,343
108
4,693
542
Cuba
5,270
118
4,582
570
Nicaragua
5,073
149
2,913
2,011
Hong Kong
5,057
104
4,758
195
Equatorial Guinea
5,018
83
4,509
426
Congo
5,005
89
3,887
1,029
Central African Republic
4,802
62
1,830
2,910
Rwanda
4,779
27
2,995
1,757
Suriname
4,779
101
4,560
118
Slovenia
4,694
143
3,168
1,383
Guadeloupe
4,487
42
2,199
2,246
Georgia
4,399
26
1,705
2,668
Angola
4,363
159
1,473
2,731
Trinidad and Tobago
4,136
67
1,960
2,109
Lithuania
4,070
89
2,253
1,728
Syrian Arab Republic
3,924
181
998
2,745
Aruba
3,721
25
2,501
1,195
Bahamas
3,618
80
1,915
1,623
Gambia
3,552
110
2,012
1,430
Mayotte
3,541
40
2,964
537
Thailand
3,516
59
3,353
104
Réunion
3,501
11
2,482
1,008
Somalia
3,465
98
2,877
490
Sri Lanka
3,324
13
3,129
182
Estonia
3,076
64
2,395
617
Mali
3,034
130
2,382
522
Malta
2,898
27
2,191
680
South Sudan
2,664
49
1,290
1,325
Botswana
2,567
13
624
1,930
Guyana
2,535
69
1,464
1,002
Iceland
2,512
10
2,150
352
Benin
2,325
40
1,954
331
Guinea-Bissau
2,324
39
1,549
736
Sierra Leone
2,183
72
1,665
446
Yemen
2,029
586
1,245
198
Uruguay
1,946
47
1,661
238
Burkina Faso
1,929
56
1,252
621
New Zealand
1,827
25
1,737
65
Andorra
1,753
53
1,203
497
Belize
1,706
22
1,019
665
Togo
1,701
41
1,297
363
Cyprus
1,654
22
1,369
263
Latvia
1,594
36
1,248
310
Lesotho
1,554
35
782
737
French Polynesia
1,469
5
1,237
227
Liberia
1,338
82
1,221
35
Martinique
1,290
20
98
1,172
Niger
1,193
69
1,107
17
Chad
1,164
82
997
85
Vietnam
1,069
35
991
43
Sao Tome and Principe
908
15
880
13
San Marino
723
42
669
12
Diamond Princess
712
13
651
48
Turks and Caicos Islands
676
5
588
83
Channel Islands
654
48
575
31
Sint Maarten
616
21
517
78
Papua New Guinea
527
7
232
288
Taiwan
509
7
480
22
Tanzania
509
21
183
305
Burundi
476
1
462
13
Comoros
470
7
453
10
Faroe Islands
451
0
416
35
Saint Martin
367
8
273
86
Mauritius
367
10
339
18
Eritrea
364
0
309
55
Gibraltar
361
0
331
30
Isle of Man
340
24
312
4
Mongolia
313
0
302
11
Curaçao
301
1
104
196
Cambodia
275
0
274
1
Bhutan
261
0
196
65
Cayman Islands
210
1
205
4
Monaco
199
1
165
33
Barbados
189
7
174
8
Bermuda
181
9
167
5
Brunei
145
3
142
0
Seychelles
143
0
136
7
Liechtenstein
116
1
110
5
Antigua and Barbuda
97
3
92
2
Caribbean Netherlands
69
1
21
47
British Virgin Islands
69
1
48
20
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
64
0
64
0
Macao
46
0
46
0
St. Barth
45
0
25
20
Fiji
32
2
28
2
Saint Lucia
27
0
26
1
Timor-Leste
27
0
27
0
New Caledonia
26
0
26
0
Dominica
24
0
18
6
Grenada
24
0
24
0
Lao People's Democratic Republic
23
0
22
1
Saint Kitts and Nevis
19
0
17
2
Saint Pierre Miquelon
16
0
6
10
Greenland
14
0
14
0
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
13
0
13
0
Montserrat
13
1
12
0
Holy See (Vatican City State)
12
0
12
0
Western Sahara
10
1
8
1
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
7
Anguilla
3
0
3
0
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