GlobalData Epidemiologist Daily Update: Covid-19 death toll nears 145,000 – cases on the increase in Belgium

18th April 2020 (Last Updated April 18th, 2020 10:53)

18 April

As of 17 April 2020, the global Covid-19 case count now exceeds 2,154,000 cases. The number of people dying from Covid-19 in the world is now at 143,844.

In the European region, it’s notable that the number of cases are increasing in Belgium with a total of 34,809 cases, placing the country in rank just after the UK, though the gap between the two countries is large.

More than half of the cases reported in the African region are from South Africa (2,605 cases), Egypt (2,673 cases), Algeria (2,268 cases), Morocco (2,283 cases), and Cameroon (855 cases).

On the Asia continent, nearly 80% of the cases are reported from China (82,344 cases), Iran (77,995 cases), Turkey (74,193 cases), India (13,430), and Israel (12,758 cases).

In Oceania, nearly 80% of the cases are reported from Australia (6,462 cases).

Canada reports 30,809 coronavirus infections, the most Covid-19 affected country on the American continent after the US.

Kasey Fu, MPH, Director of Epidemiology, GlobalData