Covid-19: Which are the most affected countries with highest number of cases


Team Udayavani, Apr 30, 2020, 1:07 PM IST

More than 180 countries and territories have reported nearly 2.8 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease. New cases of the novel coronavirus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late December are being reported daily around the world.

Here are the countries most effected by Covid-19

Italy

Italy is the most-affected in Europe as it has witnessed the highest number of deaths due to Covid-19 in the world. Travel to Italy and Italians travelling to other countries during the outbreak has been traced to have caused COVID-19 spread.

US

In the third week of March, confirmed coronavirus cases in the US increased significantly and as testing was made more rapid it overtook China’s. Hence, the US became the world’s most affected country by coronavirus currently, by number of cases.

China

China witnessed approximately 74% of the global coronavirus cases as of 09 March, which quickly came down to 58% by 13 March and to 40% by 18 March as the number of cases in rest of the world surged and Europe became the new epicentre.

Spain

Since the confirmation of first coronavirus case in Spain on 01 February, the Covid-19 cases got closer to 1,000 in early hours of 09 March and rose sharply to more than 112,000 on 02 April. A minister in Spain contracted coronavirus, while Princess Maria Teresa died from coronavirus marking the first royal death due to Covid-19.

UK

Covid-19 cases in UK surged significantly in the third and fourth weeks of March making it one of the top ten countries with coronavirus. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for coronavirus on 27 March.

Iran

It is said that Iran delayed revealing about the spread of corona virus in their country and also were under-reporting the cases. Many  ountries have traced their coronavirus-infected having contracted the disease during travel to Iran. Many government officials and politicians including MPs in Iran have contracted coronavirus.

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