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Coronavirus daily brief by the numbers offers latest up-to-date news you should know

Every effort has been made to offer straightforward facts about CV-19, or coronavirus, in this story. Additionally, the article was compiled employing multiple sources.

WHAT WE KNOW NOW:
The United States now has more known cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen, according to data gathered by The New York Times. With 82,327 cases and 1,177 deaths, America leads the world in the most reported coronavirus cases. (The Guardian 4:27 p.m MST Thursday, March 26)

Arizona added 105 new cases in 24 hours.

Illinois surpasses Florida, as the sixth highest active cases of CV-19 in the US, adding 666 in just one day.

Maine and New Hampshire had no new active cases.

South Carolina dropped from 20th to 25th in the nation for highest number of active cases in just 24 hours.

West Virginia and South Dakota remain the safest states in terms of infections per individual, and lowest number of active cases, respectively.

Idaho had the highest number of added active cases among the 20 states with the lowest total.

Italy has reported more deaths than any other country in the world. That number is currently over 8,200, or 10% of the cases confirmed. (Wikipedia)

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BY THE NUMBERS (All data comes from Microsoft’s COVID-19 tracker): As of 6:30 p.m MST, 3/26

Total number of coronavirus cases in Arizona: 508 (as of 5:50 p.m Thu Mar 26)
*Maricopa County — 299 cases (KTAR)
Total number of coronavirus cases in the U.S: 82,327 (+18,583 from Wed March 25)

AZ Deaths: 9 (as of Wed March 25 – AZFamily)
U.S. Deaths: 1,177 (+280 from Wed)

U.S. Recoveries: 1,863 (+1,471 from Wed)

States with the highest number of confirmed (active) cases: (New York Times)
1. New York: 36,994 (+6,576) 1 in 119
2. New Jersey: 6,795 (+2,455 in past 24 hrs)
3. California: 3,822 (+1,041 in past 24 hrs)
4. Washington: 2,936 (+602 in past 24 hrs)
5. Michigan: 2,791 (+544 in past 24 hrs)

The rest of the nation:
6. Illinois: 2,510 (+666 in past 24 hrs)
7. Florida: 2,455 (+501 in past 24 hrs)
8. Massachusetts: 2,391 (+569 in past 24 hrs)
9. Louisiana: 2,222 (+492 in past 24 hrs)
10. Pennsylvania: 1,671 (+555 in past 24 hrs)
11. Georgia: 1,587 (+380 in past 24 hrs)
12. Texas: 1,557 (+477 in past 24 hrs)
13. Colorado: 1,406 (+339 in past 24 hrs)
14. Tennessee: 1,095 (+192 in past 24 hrs)
15. Connecticut: 991 (+135 in past 24 hrs)
16. Ohio: 852 (+159 in past 24 hrs)
17. North Carolina: 827 (+262 in past 24 hrs)
18. Wisconsin: 695
19. Indiana: 628 (+165 in past 24 hrs)
20. Maryland: 572 (+157 in past 24 hrs)
21. Alabama: 516 (+130 in past 24 hrs)
22. Arizona: 497 (+105 in past 24 hrs)
23. Missouri: 492 (+146 in past 24 hrs)
24. Mississippi: 480 (+105 in past 24 hrs)
25. South Carolina: 447
26. Virginia: 445
27. Nevada: 410 (+95 in the last 24 hrs)
28. Utah: 401
29. Arkansas: 320
30. Oregon: 305
31. Oklahoma: 242 (+84 in past 24 hrs)
32. Kentucky: 241
33. Minnesota: 210
34. Idaho: 186 (+95 in the last 24 hrs)
35. Iowa: 179
36. Rhode Island: 165
37. Kansas: 165
38. Vermont: 149
39. Maine: 139 (No new cases in the past 24 hrs!)
40. New Hampshire: 136 (No new cases in the past 24 hrs!)
41. New Mexico: 135
42. Delaware: 129
43. Hawaii: 106
44. Montana: 71
45. Nebraska: 68

States with the lowest number of confirmed cases:
46. Alaska: 59 (+17 since Wed March 25) 1 in 2,794
47. Wyoming: 53 (+12) 1 in 2,461
48. West Virginia: 52 (+13) 1 in 7,767
49. North Dakota: 49 (+7) 1 in 3,505
50. South Dakota: 32 (+5) 1 in 6,231

Nations with the highest number of confirmed cases:
United States: 82,327 (1,177 have died) [The Guardian] China: 81,340
Italy: 80,589
Spain: 56,197
Germany: 43,211

Nations with lowest number of confirmed cases:
Brazil – 2,915 (Wikipedia) – Most cases are in São Paulo, the most populous Brazilian state.
Pakistan: 1,179 (Wikipedia) – 5th most populated country in the world
Indonesia: 893 – The fourth most populated country in the world already has the most deaths in south-east Asia, but research suggests the official infections so far may only be 2% of the total (The Guardian)
Russia: 840 – Vladimir Putin has offered general assurances that the situation in Russia is “under control,” and 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)
India: 722 – 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)
Mexico: 475 (Reuters)
Nigeria: 65 – Nigerians are bracing for a partial lockdown from Thursday, March 26 as authorities try to contain the spread of coronavirus cases in the country of about 200 million people. (Aljazeera) / 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: 526,000 (LA Times) / Total Deaths Worldwide: 24,071 (Wikipedia)

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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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