Coronavirus: WHO reports 1,954,724 cases, 126,140 deaths worldwide

As per the numbers made available by the World Health Organisation, as of 16th May, 1,954,724 confirmed cases and 125,140 deaths were reported. Meanwhile, some global news organisations are placing the number of those infected at over 2 million.

Europe continues to struggle

As per the WHO global site, Europe collectively has nearly 977,596 cases, but its regional European website presented a higher number of 978,632.

Spain had already passed Italy in the number of COVID-19 cases but hasn’t reported as many deaths as Italy. The number of people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Spain as of 16th April stood at 172,541, while the positive cases in Italy are currently at 162,488. While 21,069 deaths were reported in Italy, 18,056 deaths were reported in Spain as of now.


Meanwhile, the UK is reporting 93,877 COVID-19 cases and 12,107 deaths. The UK reported over 5000 new cases, while Italy and Spain reported lesser new cases. London continues to report the highest number of cases in the UK.


US cases at 605,390, deaths at 24,582. While all 50 states in the US have reported cases, and also instances of community transmission, several States continue the ‘stay at home’ or ‘shelter at place’ orders for people, while advising social distancing and other precautions if the people need to venture out.

Australia and NZ

New Zealand reported the number of confirmed cases to be 1084 while listing 317 cases as ‘probable.’ Nine deaths are reported.

Australia reported 6468 positive cases of COVID-19 and 63 deaths. New South Wales registered the highest number of cases.


African nations cumulatively reported 7962 cases of coronavirus and 520 deaths. Amongst African countries – South Africa, Algeria, and Cameroon have reported the highest number of cases.

While South Africa had over twice as many cases of positive coronavirus cases as Algeria, Algeria reported the highest number of deaths at 326.

South East Asia

After India, Indonesia reported the highest number of cases so far, at 5516, with 496 deaths. Thailand reported 2672 cases (46 deaths) and Bangladesh reported 1572 cases (60 deaths)

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