The US and Brazil account for 7% of the world population — but they have nearly 40% of all coronavirus cases
- The United States and Brazil account for close to 40% of all coronavirus cases worldwide.
- The two countries however only account for 7% of the overall world population.
- The US has a population of 331,002,651 and 4,401,599 COVID-19 cases.
- Brazil has a population of 212,682,722 and 2,483,191 coronavirus cases.
- Overall, 1.3% of the US and 1.2% of Brazil's population have been infected with the coronavirus.
- Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
Despite making up only around 7% of the overall world population, the United States and Brazil account for close to 40% of all coronavirus cases worldwide.
The United States has a population of 331,002,651, or a little more than 4% of the overall world population, but accounts for 4,401,599 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The country leads the world in the number of cases and deaths, which have now surpassed 150,000.
Brazil has a population of 212,682,722, or a little under 3% of the overall world population, but the nation is the second leading country in terms of the number of coronavirus cases with 2,483,191 infections so far. A total of 88,539 deaths have been recorded in Brazil.
Overall, 1.3% of the US and 1.2% of Brazil's population have been infected with the coronavirus.
The world has recorded 16,849,365 COVID-19 cases; the US and Brazil combined account for 6,884,750 of those cases or roughly 40% of coronavirus infections.
Public health experts have criticised the coronavirus response in both countries. In the US, health experts warned that rushed reopenings would cause surges in cases. In fact, last week, the US hit 4 million cases only two weeks after it hit 3 million.
In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro has been hesitant to instate any coronavirus related restrictions and he himself tested positive for Covid-19.
Other countries like India are also seeing a rapid increase of coronavirus, which had 1,531,669 cases recorded as of Wednesday. However, the country has the second largest world population with close to 1.4 billion people or 17.7% of the global population.
Receive a daily update on your cellphone with all our latest news: click here.
Get the best of our site emailed to you daily: click here.
Also from Business Insider South Africa:
- Liquor stores will soon start losing licences – making for more illegal booze after prohibition
- SA will pay just 1.1% interest on its IMF loan - but if the rand tanks there could be trouble
- TAKE A LOOK | This ultra-luxury home in Limpopo is only 3m wide and 'disappears' into the trees
- The Garmin attack also hit local wearers - but they probably won't lose Vitality points
- Art Deco: Here are the buildings that made Joburg ‘little New York’ in the 1930s