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Latest data provides insight into coronavirus cases in Arizona, U.S, and World

In an effort to simply report the facts, many sources have been used to compile this article, and are referenced.

WHAT WE KNOW NOW:
South Dakota is now the U.S state with the lowest number of CV-19 cases at just 27. Only 1 out of every 7,384 people has tested positive.
In relation to population density, West Virginia boasts the best numbers with only 1 in 10,356 people actively with the virus.
Florida now passes Illinois with the sixth most infections in America.
Arizona drops to 22nd in the nation for coronavirus cases.

How many people have COVID-19 in your state right now? covidnearme.co

How long will it take for hospitals to be overloaded if government and residents of Arizona take no action? covidactnow.org/state/AZ

BY THE NUMBERS (All data comes from Microsoft’s COVID-19 tracker): As of 6:00 p.m MST, 3/25

Total number of coronavirus cases in Arizona: 401 (as of 4:45 p.m Wed Mar 25) * Maricopa County – 251 cases (KTAR)
Total number of coronavirus cases in the U.S: 63,744 (+11,073 from Tuesday, March 24)

AZ Deaths: 6 (as of Tuesday, March 25 – KTAR)
U.S. Deaths: 897 (+215 from Tuesday)

U.S. Recoveries: 392 (+199 from Tuesday)

States with the highest number of confirmed (active) cases: (New York Times)
1. New York: 30,418
2. New Jersey: 4,340
3. California: 2,781
4. Washington: 2,334

5. Michigan: 2,247

The rest of the nation:
6. Florida: 1,954
7. Illinois: 1,844
8. Massachusetts: 1,822
9. Louisiana: 1,730
10. Georgia: 1,207
11. Pennsylvania: 1,116
12. Texas: 1,080
13. Colorado: 1,067
14. Tennessee: 903
15. Connecticut: 856
16. Ohio: 693
17. Wisconsin: 621
18. North Carolina: 565
19. Indiana: 463
20. South Carolina: 417
21. Maryland: 415
22. Arizona: 392
23. Alabama: 386
24. Virginia: 380
25. Mississippi: 375
26. Missouri: 346
27. Utah: 345
28. Nevada: 315
29. Arkansas: 267
30. Oregon: 258
31. Minnesota: 198
32. Kentucky: 191
33. Oklahoma: 158
34. Iowa: 144
35. Maine: 139
36. New Hampshire: 136
37. Rhode Island: 132
38. Kansas: 123
39. Delaware: 119
40. Vermont: 115
41. New Mexico: 111
42. Hawaii: 94
43. Idaho: 91
44. Nebraska: 64

45. Montana: 53

States with the lowest number of confirmed cases:
46. Alaska: 42
47. North Dakota: 42
48. Wyoming: 41
49. West Virginia: 39
50. South Dakota: 27

Nations with the highest number of confirmed cases:
China: 81,285
Italy: 74,386
United States: 63,744 (897 have died) NYT
Spain: 49,515
Germany: 37,323

Nations with lowest number of confirmed cases:
Brazil – 2,433 (Wikipedia) – 862 cases are in São Paulo, the most populous Brazilian state.

Pakistan: 991 (Wikipedia) – 5th most populated country in the world

India: 519 – The country has a population of 1.3 billion people. Their Prime Minister has imposed a 21-day nationwide lockdown. There will be a total ban on venturing out of homes. (BBC)

Russia: 495 – Vladimir Putin has offered general assurances that the situation in Russia is “under control.” Meanwhile, the metro is still running, and shops and restaurants are open. As of this moment, Russia, a country of a hundred and forty-four million people, claims to have carried out a hundred and sixty-five thousand coronavirus tests in total, about half the number that were performed in the United States. (The New Yorker)

Mexico: 405 (Reuters)

Indonesia: 227 – As of March 18, the fourth most populated country in the world, behind the United States, experienced 17 deaths from CV-19 complications. Experts from other countries have long worried the real number of coronavirus cases is probably much higher. (Aljazeera)

Nigeria: 51 – The latest available report by Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) shows the country had tested only 152 people as of Mar. 22. (Quartz)

Bangladesh: 39 – Bangladesh’s largest vernacular daily Prothom Alo reported last week that only 1,732 testing kits are available in a country of nearly 180 million people. Although, a group of scientists in Bangladesh has developed a $3 testing kit they claim can detect coronavirus in less than 15 minutes. (Aljazeera)

Total confirmed cases worldwide: 460,065 / Total Deaths Worldwide: 20,828 (as of 3/25/20)

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.
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