The coronavirus pandemic that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan has registered more than 229,000 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to more than 39.96 million people infected with the virus, with 1.11 million deaths, according to a report published Monday by Johns Hopkins University.
In total, 39,965,414 people have contracted the virus, of which more than half are in the three most affected countries – the United States, India and Brazil – while the fatalities are now 1,113,352.
In terms of recoveries, more than 27.49 million people have already managed to overcome COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus. India heads the list, with more than 6.6 million patients cured.
The United States remains the country most affected by the pandemic worldwide, with 8.15 million people infected and 219,674 deaths, after adding more than 48,000 new cases since the previous assessment.
India, on the other hand, has 7.55 million people infected and 114,610 deaths. In third position, Brazil registers 5.22 million infected people and 153,675 deaths after counting more than 24,000 new cases in the last day.
In fourth position, Russia accumulates 1.39 million cases and 24,039 deaths after registering more than 14,800 cases in the last day. The fifth position is occupied by Argentina, with a total of 989,680 cases and 26,267 deaths after adding more than 10,500 positive, followed by Colombia, with 959,572 infected and 28,970 deaths.
Next, Spain registers a total of 936,560 people infected and 33,775 dead, waiting for the Ministry of Health to update the data this Monday, and France accumulates 876,342 infections and 33,325 deaths. After them, Peru has 868,675 cases and 33,759 deaths, while Mexico has 851,227 infected and 86,167 deaths.
The United Kingdom, for its part, has more than 725,000 positive cases (725,292 cases) with 43,376 deaths, followed by South Africa, the country most affected by the pandemic in the entire African continent, which has 703,793 infections and 18,471 deaths.