Countries Free of Covid-19 Still Now
Globally death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 1.1 million on October 16, shows JHU data
Fortunately, there are still 13 countries or territories where no coronavirus cases are reported yet, thought the virus has already spread to at least 188 countries or nations, infecting over 35.2 million people and killing more than 1 million as of October 6.
The outbreak of the virus, officially known as Covid-19, is strongly supposed to have first emerged in China at the end of last December.
Given the global public health concerns, the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 declared the outbreak of the virus as the pandemic.
The 13 countries still free of the virus are Samoa, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Tonga, Kiribati, Turkmenistan, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, North Korea, Palau, Cook Islands and Niue.
Until now, Pacific island nation Solomon Islands had remained free of the virus. On October 4, the tiny island nation’s Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced in a televised address that a student who had recently arrived from the Philippines on a repatriation flight had tested positive for the virus.
The Premier also said that contact tracing and other measures are in place to curb the spread of the virus in the nation of just 600k people.
The United States has the highest number of coronavirus cases globally followed by India and Brazil.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of confirmed cases in the USA is now over 8 million with more than 217k deaths as of October 16.
According to an update forecast from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, the USA death toll could top 389,000 by February 1.
That’s well in line with the latest ensemble forecast by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) which shows that more than 20,000 Americans could die from the virus in just the next three weeks.
India is the second worst affected country in the world with over 7.4 million cases of infections and about 112k fatalities as of October 17.
Brazil has at least 5.2 million cases with 153k deaths, making it the second worst affected in terms of the number of victims from the virus.
Globally the number of deaths from Covid-19 illness has surpassed 1.1 million on October 16, according to latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
There are now 39,081,143 confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide, according to the data.