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Nations and major cities

May 2020: New York, Tokyo, Moscow, Madrid, but also Dublin, are some of the cities that have become epicentres of COVID-19 infections in their respective countries. In those cities, the number of people infected by the virus is considerably above the national average. The number of recorded cases often accounts for 30, 40 and even 50 per cent of national totals. For example, the population of Dublin and its surrounding county make up 28.6 per cent of Ireland’s total population, but Dublin’s share of the countrywide number CoronaVirus cases is almost 50 per cent.

Across the US, less than 0.36 per cent of all Americans have tested positive for COVID-19, however in New York City almost 2.1 per cent of residents have been infected. In Canada, the difference between the eastern provinces of Ontario and Quebec, with their large metropolitan conurbations, and the rest of the country is even greater. Together, Ontario and Quebec account for more than 80 per cent of all CoronaVirus cases recorded in Canada, while their combined share of the country’s population is around 60 per cent.

In Russia, more than half of the country’s CoronaVirus cases were confirmed in Moscow. While the Russian capital only accounts for 8.3 per cent of the country’s population, its share of virus infections amounts to 51 per cent. Other European cities and regions with a high concentration of COVID-19 cases include Dublin (population share 29%, infections share 49%), Madrid (population 14%, infections 29%), Lombardy with Milan (population 17%, infections 37%), Geneva (population 6%, infections 16%) and Stockholm (population 23%, Infections 37%). In contrast, in cities like Berlin, Hamburg and Rome the number of CoronaVirus cases was low considering their population. London’s share of national COVID-19 cases corresponds almost exactly to its size of population.

Latin America’s largest metropolitan areas, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, have all recorded above average numbers of CoronaVirus cases. More than a quarter of Mexico’s total number of cases have been registered in the country’s capital, while in Brazil, almost one third of the national total of cases has been due to infections in Sao Paulo City and .

In Asia, Jakarta’s 10,800 COVID-19 cases account for more than 40 per of the Indonesian total, while in Japan almost 29 per cent of infections occurred in Tokyo. Some 11 per cent India's CoronaVirus cases are in Delhi.


Cities and regions from around the world:
Local, regional and national cases of CoronaVirus infections

City / Region with population in millions
Local no of cases
National no of cases
City / regional share of country's population
City / regional share of country's COVID-19 cases
EUROPE
Berlin, Germany
Popl: 3.8m
5,970
165,000
4.6%
3.6%
Hamburg, Germany
Popl: 1.8m
4,635
165,000
2.2%
2.8%
Munich, Germany
Popl: 1.5m
5,700
165,000
1.8%
3.5%
Dublin City and County, Ireland
Popl: 1.4m
10,300
20,850
28.6%
49.4%
Birmingham, UK
Popl: 1.1m
2,869
182,000
1.6%
1.6%
London, UK
Popl: 8.7m
23,900
182,000
13.0%
13.1%
Madrid, Spain
Popl: 6.6m
61,800
217,000
14.1%
28.5%
Lombardy with Milan, Italy
Popl: 10.1m
77,000
209,000
16.7%
36.8%
Moscow, Russia
Popl: 12.0m
68,700
134,600
8.3%
51.0%
Ile de France with Paris, France
Popl: 12.2m
23,800
130,000
17.4%
18.3%
Lazio with Rome, Italy
Popl: 5.9m
6,800
209,000
9.8%
3.3%
Greater Stockholm, Sweden
Popl: 2.4m
8,200
22,100
23.5%
37.1%
Zurich, Switzerland
Popl: 0.43m
3,760
29,820
5.0%
12.6%
Geneva, Switzerland
Popl: 0.5m
4,735
29,820
5.8%
15.9%
NORTH AMERICA
Local no of cases
National no of cases
City / regional share of country's population
City / regional share of country's COVID-19 cases
Chicago / Cook County, USA
Popl: 5.2m
38,700
1,180,000
1.6%
3.3%
Los Angeles County, USA
Popl: 10.1m
25,700
1,180,000
3.1%
2.2%
Miami-Dade County, USA
Popl: 2.7m
11,600
1,180,000
0.8%
1.0%
New York City, USA
Popl: 8.4m
174,000
1,180,000
2.6%
14.7%
San Francisco County, USA
Popl: 0.9m
1,600
1,180,000
0.3%
0.1%
Washington DC, USA
Popl: 0.7m
4,800
1,180,000
0.2%
0.4%
Ontario with Toronto, Canada
Popl: 14.6m
17,130
56,750
38.8%
30.2%
Quebec with Montreal, Canada
Popl: 8.5m
29,700
56,750
22.6%
52.3%
LATIN AMERICA
Local no of cases
National no of cases
City / regional share of country's population
City / regional share of country's COVID-19 cases
Mexico City, Mexico
Popl: 8.9m
5,220
20,800
7.1%
25.1%
Amazonas State, Brazil
Popl: 3.9m
6,700
102,000
1.9%
6.6%
Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil
Popl: 16.5m
11,100
102,000
7.9%
10.9%
Sao Paulo State, Brazil
Popl: 44.0m
31,800
102,000
21.0%
31.2%
ASIA
Local no of cases
National no of cases
City / regional share of country's population
City / regional share of country's COVID-19 cases
Delhi, India
Popl; 19.0m
4,550
42,500
1.4%
10.7%
Jakarta, Indonesia
Popl: 10.8m
4,400
10,800
4.0%
40.7%
Tokyo, Japan
Popl: 9.3m
4,300
14,900
7.4%
28.9%
Tehran City & Province, Iran
Popl: 13.3m
5,100
97,000
16.2%
5.3%
AUSTRALIA
Local no of cases
National no of cases
City / regional share of country's population
City / regional share of country's COVID-19 cases
New South Wales with Sydney, Australia
Popl: 8.1m
3,050
6,800
31.5%
44.9%

* The COVID-19 statistics were collected and processed on 2 and 3 May 2020.
The populoation figures date from 2019