As the U.S. and many parts of Europe are moving into the ‘second stage’ of COVID19 measures, relaxing some of the social distancing restrictions, here are some of the top-level stats on COVID pandemic evolution.
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- May 10, 2020 data adds 87,461 new cases globally and 4,524 new deaths.
- This was the 7th highest number of new cases additions, and 36th highest day in terms of new deaths in 122 days of record.
- Worryingly, Friday posted the second highest number of new cases increases at 94,158 on record, while Thursday posted 13th highest day in terms of deaths.
As chart above shows, U.S. now vastly leads the EU27 in terms of contagion numbers and rates.
- Sunday ranks 28th in data history in terms of new cases reported, and 25th in terms of deaths reported in the U.S.
- Sunday ranks 56th in new cases and 51st in terms of new deaths reported in the EU27.
- The gap in the number of deaths reported over the entire pandemic to-date between the EU27 and the U.S. has now shrunk to 28,144 cases.
- Adjusting for the 7 days differences in the onset of the pandemic, the U.S. death rate per capita now exceeds that of the EU27 (second chart below).
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