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The 10 countries most affected by Coronavirus right now

While the number of infected people is decreasing in some countries, in others it is increasing

The coronavirus pandemic has hit hard in many countries around the world. However, some are already adapting to the 'new normal', not to mention the more than 140,000 deaths it has left behind. Now, countries that are past the first weeks of the epidemic are beginning to plan a slow return to normal activity. And, at the same time, the pandemic is beginning to affect other areas of the world.

WHO Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom said that while "the number of new cases and deaths is falling in some countries, it is rising in others."  The platform 'OurWorldInData', from Oxford University, has allowed us to observe the evolution of coronavirus in 10 of the countries with most new infections per day. 

United States

Without a doubt, the United States is the country with the most deaths and infections of coronavirus, with 28,369 cases in one day and a total of 1,256,972 confirmed cases. The number of deaths is 75,670, making it the country with the highest number of deaths from the pandemic; on May 8, 2,239 new deaths were recorded. 


The number of positive tests in Russia has been increasing for almost a month now. On April 10, there were 10,000 positives, while on May 1 the number reached 100,000. On Friday, 8 May, a total of 177,160 positive cases were reported, as well as 1,625 deaths.


It is another country that is increasing its cases in recent weeks. On 5 April, it had 10,000 cases and, like Russia, on 5 May the number of cases was 100,000. On 8 May, 9,888 cases were registered in one day, a total of 135,106 infections and 9,146 deaths.

United Kingdom

One of the Western European countries most affected by the pandemic. On 8 May, 5,514 infections were recorded, with a total of 206,715 cases. The number of deaths on May 8 was 30,615.


Another country highly affected by the pandemic. In a period of 10 days, positive cases have multiplied and, on 8 May, 54,526 total cases were confirmed in the country, with 1,672 deaths from the virus. 


As in Peru, in a period of 11 days, India doubled the number of positive cases. Up to May 8, the total number of infected was 56,342 and the number of deaths in one day was 103, with a total of 1,886 deaths. 


Another country that is suffering from an increase in coronavirus infections. In a period of 11 days, like Peru and India, the number of people infected doubled. Up to May 8, the number had risen to 29,616 and 1,982 in 24 hours. The total number of deaths is 2,961. 


Although it seems that the number of infected people is starting to stabilize in Turkey, it has experienced some small outbreaks of coronavirus in the last week. Up to 8 May, a total of 133,721 people were infected and 3,641 died.

Saudi Arabia 

On 8 May, Saudi Arabia recorded a total of 33,731 infections, with 1,793 confirmed within a 24-hour period, and a total of 219 deaths. 


On 8 May, Pakistan recorded 25,837 infections with coronavirus and 1,764 within 24 hours and 594 deaths.

[This is a translation of the original article "Los 10 países del mundo que más casos nuevos de coronavirus tienen ahora" published in espanadiario.net]