Top 10 Countries Affected with Coronavirus as of 22 May 2020

Coronavirus spread

Coronavirus emerged in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. The Wuhan virus is now spread to all parts of the world. The World Health Organization named the disease it causes as Covid-19. More than 5 million people are suffering from Covid-19 in the world. More than 0.3 million people have already died. We look at what are the top 10 countries affected with Coronavirus as of 22 May 2020.

1. United States

The US has more than 1.6 million cases of Coronavirus and more than 96,000 people have already died. The US is leading the world in terms of total Coronavirus cases as well as total number of deaths. A little more than 0.3 million people have recovered since first getting affected with Covid-19.

2. Russia

More than 3,26,000 cases of Coronavirs are reported from Russia. Total number of people who have lost their lives due to Covid-19 in Russia are 3,249. Close to a 100,000 people have so far recovered.

3. Brazil

3,17,074 cases of patients with Coronavirus are reported in Brazil. 20,112 people have died due to this virus in Brazil and 1,25,960 people are known to have recovered.

4. United Kingdom

The United Kingdom witnessed the Coronavirus also affected its elected Head of the State, Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 2,50,908 people in the UK are suffering from Covid-19 while 36,393 people have already lost their lives to this virus.

5. Spain

The total number of reported cases of Coronavirus patients in Spain is 2,33,037 while 27,888 people have already lost their lives to Covid-19. A total of 1,50, 376 are reported to have recovered.

6. Italy

Italy was one of the first few countries to be hit and hit pretty hard with Coronavirus. At present, there are a total of 2,28,006 cases of Covid-19 in Italy and 32,486 deaths. 1,34,560 number of people are also known to have recovered from the Coronavirus.

7. France

France has a total Coronavirus cases exceeding 1,81,826 with over 28,215 deaths. A total of 63,858 number of people have recovered from Covid-19 so far in France.

8. Germany

The total number of Coronavirus cases in Germany stand at 1,79,020. A total of 8,318 people have lost their lives to the Wuhan virus in Germany. 1,56,661 people have so far recovered here.

9. Turkey

Turkey has seen a late but consistent increase in the total number of Coronavirus cases. The number of people affected with Covid-19 in Turkey at present are 1,53.548 while 4,249 people have already lost their lives. 1,14,990 number of people have recovered from Coronavirus.

10. Iran

Iran also happened to be one of the first countries to be hit and hit hard by the Coronavirus. The TV footage of the Health Minister of Iran telling people not to be concerned about Covid-19 while himself clearing sweat from his forehead is unparalleled. It helped people and nations around the world as to how serious the problem really is. The total number of cases in Iran as present are 1,31,652. 7,300 people have already lost their lives due to Covid-19. A little more than 1,00,000 people are reported to have recovered from the Coronavirus.

Strangely China, from where the Wuhan virus originated, does not feature in the list anymore. What is unfortunate is that India is about to enter this list. If cases keep getting reported at the same rate as today, India will join this list in the next few days. Keep yourself safe and read these ten ways how you can fight the Coronavirus. The more we keep ourselves safe, the more we keep our loved ones and the world safe.

Aradhana Sharma

Aradhana Sharma is an environmentalist and nature lover, and and takes keen interest in urging people to adopt an Eco-friendly lifestyle. She can be reached at

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