Covid-19 Update : Coronavirus Cases Surpasses 197,700



Coronavirus cases hit 197,702 with 7,945 deaths and 81,691 recoveries. There are still 108,057 active cases and 89.645 closed cases with a date rate of nine percent (9%).


  • 94 new cases and 1 new death in Brazil
  • 1884 new cases and 191 new deaths in Spain  
  • 1496 new cases and 16 new deaths in the United States
New deaths include:
1 in Nassau County (New York): a 96-year-old man  
2 new deaths in Santa Clara County (California): a man in his 50s (who was hospitalized on March 12) and a man in his 80s. It is not known if either had underlying health conditions
First 2 deaths in Riverside County (California
1 new death in Bergen County (New Jersey): a man in his 90s 

New cases include:
1st case in Frederick County (Maryland)
1st case in Madison County (Alabama)  
432 in New York state, of which 118 in New York City, 157 in Westchester County, 1 in Essex County 
2 new cases in Fairbanks (Alaska) 
First case in Peoria County (Illinois): the person was screened over the phone and tested at home by OSF Healthcare  
1 new case in Tulare County (California) hospitalized in critical condition  
  • 3 new cases in Tunisia  
  • 121 new cases in Norway 
  • 51 new cases and 1 new death in Turkey: an 89-year old man. It is the first death in the country   
  • 38 new cases and 1 new death in Canada, a patient in the Muskoka region 
                  New cases include:
                  8 new cases in Ontario
  • 9 new cases in Oman 
  • 9 new cases in Costa Rica  
  • 2095 new cases and 9 new deaths in Germany 
  • 15 new cases in Lebanon  
  • 48 new cases in Iceland: earlier today, media announced the 1st death in the country. However, while the 40-year old man had tested positive for Covid-19, it seems that his death was unrelated to the virus. Further investigation is necessary to determine the cause of death 
  • 15 new cases in the United Arab Emirates  
  • 7 new cases and 1 new death in Morocco including a 75-year-old person 
  • 39 new cases in Israel  
  • 61 new cases and 1 new death in Poland 
  • 25 new cases in Andorra  
  • 26 new cases in Armenia 
  • 12 new cases in Liechtenstein   
  • 1 new case in Ghana:  a 35-year-old male Ghanaian citizen who returned to Accra from France  
  • 14 new cases and 1 new death in India: Death of a 64-year-old man in Maharashtra, who had returned from Dubai. West Bengal reports its first coronavirus case: a man returning from London 
  • 9 new cases in Azerbaijan 
  • 7 new cases and 1 new death in Ukraine 
  • 7 new cases in Lithuania including a woman who had returned from Italy, a man who had returned from Denmark, and a man in his 60s who had returned from South Africa 
  • 1097 new cases and 27 new deaths in France 
  • 63 new cases in Pakistan 
  • 3 new cases in Qatar 
  • 10 new cases and 2 new deaths in San Marino 
  • 12 new cases in Croatia 
  • 69 new cases in Ireland 
  • 90 new cases in Czechia 
  • 30 new cases and 2 new deaths in Egypt, a 78-year-old Italian national and a 70-year-old from Cairo
  • 13 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR 
  • 7 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia 
  • 25 new cases in Slovakia 
  • 15 new cases in Serbia 
  • 3526 new cases and 345 new deaths in Italy: Bergamo (Lombardy region) has run out of intensive care beds. Unions are demanding the closure of post offices after the deaths of 2 postal workers who were on their job until a few days ago 
  • 11 new cases in Jordan 
  • 13 new cases in Bahrain 
  • 38 new cases and 2 new deaths in Indonesia 
  • 407 new cases and 16 new deaths in the United Kingdom: according to the NHS, those who died were aged between 45 and 93 and all had underlying health conditions
  • 3 new cases in Cyprus 
  • 1 new case in Ethiopia 
  • 38 new cases in Saudi Arabia 
  • 70 new cases and 1 new death in Sweden, an elderly man with underlying conditions in the Sörmland region
  • 35 new cases and 1 new death in Greece 
  • 63 new cases in Denmark 
  • 49 new cases in Romania 
  • 389 new cases and 8 new deaths in Switzerland 
  • 45 new cases and 1 new death in Japan 
  • 22 new cases in Slovenia 
  • 53 new cases in Ecuador 
  • 19 new cases in Bulgaria 
  • 16 new cases in Sri Lanka 
  • 314 new cases and 1 new death in Austria
  • 21 new cases in Cambodia  
  • 45 new cases in Chile 
  • 1 new case in Curaçao 
  • 23 new cases in Kazakhstan, including a 2-year-old girl in Almaty who flew from Berlin to Minsk on March 13 
  • 31 new cases in Peru 
  • 11 new cases in Colombia 
  • 44 new cases in Finland 
  • 2 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina: a woman who had returned from Germany and a person in Mostar 
  • 21 new cases in Russia 
  • 23 new cases in Singapore 
  • 1 new case in Moldova: a man in his 30s who had returned from Romania where he was confirmed positive 
  • 1 new case in Mongolia: a person who had returned from Italy 
  • 292 new cases and 19 new deaths in the Netherlands 
  • 1 new case in Kenya: a person who had returned from London  
  • 5 new cases in Vietnam
                     - an 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman who are international students                                        returning from the UK
                     - a 36-year-old woman who had returned from Switzerland and Dubai
                     - a 28-year-old woman who had contact with previously confirmed cases
                     - a 21-year-old woman who had traveled to the US and Canada before returning  to                 Vietnam 
  • 26 new cases in Latvia 
  • 3 new cases in Argentina 
  • 3 new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • 117 new cases in Portugal   
  • 4 new cases in Albania 
  • 2 new cases in the State of Palestine: a person who had traveled to Germany and a student who had returned from abroad 
  • 1 new case in China, Macao SAR 
  • 21 new cases and 1 new death in Iraq 
  • 1178 new cases and 135 new deaths in Iran 
  • 8 new cases in Malta 
  • 1 new case in Liberia, a domestic worker connected to the 1st confirmed case
  • 1 new death in Algeria: a 51-year-old person who had been in contact with previously confirmed cases 
  • 5 new cases in Cameroon 
  • 59 new cases in Luxembourg 
  • 1 new case in Cuba, who had returned from Spain on March 8th 
  • 185 new cases in Belgium 
  • 107 new cases and 2 new deaths in Malaysia 
  • 2 new cases in Brunei Darussalam 
  • 1 new case in Nigeria, a woman who had returned from the United Kingdom on March 13th 
  • 1st death in Malaysia: a 60-year-old pastor in Sarawak 
  • 1 new case in Trinidad and Tobago 
  • 1 new case in Seychelles, the wife of a previously confirmed case  
  • 1 new case in Aruba 
  • 10 new cases in Taiwan: all imported 
  • 45 new cases in the Philippines 
  • 20 new cases in Estonia 
  • 7 new cases in Kuwait 
  • 2 new cases in Honduras 
  • 2 new cases in Guam: including 1 person who had recent travel history to the Philippines 
  • 29 new cases in Faeroe Islands 
  • 1 new case in the United States Virgin Islands 
  • 1 new case in Paraguay 
  • 1 new case in Afghanistan 
  • 30 new cases in Thailand 
  • - 3 of which are foreigners
- 14 new cases were in close contact with previously confirmed cases
- 16 new cases that had been abroad or came in contact with foreigners 
  • 51 new cases in Australia. New cases include:
- 39 new cases in New South Wales 
- 2 new cases in South Australia 
  • 1 new case in Georgia 
  • 4 new cases in New Zealand 
  • 11 new cases in Hungary 
  • 16 new cases in Venezuela 
  • 29 new cases in Mexico 
  • 84 new cases and 6 new deaths in South Korea. Reporting less than 100 new cases for the 3rd day in a row. Peak was reached on Feb. 29, with 909 new cases 
  • China:
20 out of 21 new cases reported today are travelers from abroad  
Wuhan will require all overseas returnees to undergo quarantine 
21 new cases, 13 new deaths (12 in Hubei), and 930 new discharges occurred in China on March 16, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China

Stats were taken from: (Source: worldometer)


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