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Distribution of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases worldwide as of July 20, 2020

Published by John Elflein,
As of July 20, 2020, the countries with the highest share of COVID-19 cases worldwide included the United States, Brazil, and India with the U.S. accounting for 26.6 percent of cases worldwide. This statistic shows the distribution of COVID-19 cases worldwide as of July 20, 2020.

The various types of human coronavirus

The SARS-CoV-2 virus is the seventh known coronavirus to infect humans; its emergence makes it the third in recent years to cause widespread infectious disease, following the viruses responsible for SARS and MERS. Common human coronaviruses typically cause mild symptoms such as a cough or a cold, but the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has led to more severe respiratory illnesses and deaths worldwide.

Is there a cure for this new coronavirus?

There are currently no dedicated treatments for COVID-19. While clinical studies take place to develop new drugs, pharmaceutical companies and research groups are experimenting to see if older ones can be repurposed. During the SARS and MERS outbreaks, work began on investigational vaccines, and this information is proving valuable in the race to find a treatment for COVID-19. The basic biology of the virus is well understood, making it possible to decide which current drugs have a chance of success.

Distribution of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in select countries worldwide as of July 20, 2020

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

As of July 20, 2020, 13:40 GMT

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