The new coronavirus pandemic has recorded more than 472,000 new cases and 8,319 deaths in the last 24 hours — significantly lower daily numbers than usual for the holiday season — bringing the total to more than 79.8 million infections and 1.75 million deaths, according to a report released Saturday by Johns Hopkins University.
With the new data, the global count is now 79,853,907 people infected and 1,750,617 deaths, while patients who have recovered rise to 45 million, with India leading with more than 9.7 million people cured.
The United States has recorded the worst case data of the entire pandemic in recent weeks and now exceeds 18.7 million people infected with 330,279 deaths.
India, the second most affected country in the world, continues the downward trend in the rate of infection. So far, it has more than 10.16 million cases and 147,343 deaths.
Brazil remains in third place in this classification, which is based on data from 191 countries and territories with cases of coronavirus. The South American giant has registered more than 7.4 million cases and 190,488 deaths.
In the case of Russia, it counts 2.96 million positives and 52,985 deaths, while France, in fifth position, has so far recorded 2.6 million infections and 62,548 deaths.
The United Kingdom remains the sixth most affected country by the pandemic, with 2.22 million positive cases and 70,302 deaths. In Turkey there are 2.1 million people with coronavirus and 19,371 deaths. Italy, on the other hand, has surpassed in the last hours the two million of infections and leaves already 71,359 mortal victims.
As the ninth most affected country by the pandemic, Spain has accumulated 1.85 million infections and 49,824 deaths. The ‘top ten’ is closed by Germany, with 1.6 million cases and 29,580 deaths.
Another evolution in the last hours has been the displacement of Argentina as the second most affected country in Latin America. Colombia now has 1.57 million cases and 41,690 deaths, some 200 more than those confirmed by the Argentine authorities, who have recorded 42,422 deaths.
Over the million cases are also Mexico, with 1.37 million positive and 121,837 deaths; Poland, which has 1.24 million positive and 26,992 deaths; Iran, which has 1.18 million positive and 54,440 deaths; Ukraine, which has 1.04 million positive with 18,255 deaths; and Peru, which has over a million cases with 37,317 deaths.
Still below one million, South Africa, the country most affected by the pandemic in Africa, has 983,359 infections and 26,276 deaths, ahead of the Netherlands with 755,038 positives and 11,015 deaths, and Indonesia with 700,097 cases and 20,847 deaths. The Czech Republic, Belgium and Romania have more than 600,000 infections, with Chile, Iraq, Canada and Bangladesh accounting for more than half a million.
With more than 400,000 positive cases are Pakistan, the Philippines, Switzerland and Morocco. Already in the range of 300,000 infections are Sweden, Israel, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Serbia and Hungary.
In the range of 200,000 to 300,000 infections are Jordan, Nepal, Panama, Georgia, Japan, Azerbaijan, Ecuador and Croatia. Above the 100,000 positive range are Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Lebanon, Slovakia, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Armenia, Bolivia, Denmark, Kuwait, Moldova, Qatar, Guatemala, Greece, Palestinian Territories, Egypt, Tunisia, Oman, Lithuania, Ethiopia, Burma, Honduras, Slovenia, Venezuela, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Paraguay and Malaysia.
China, the country where the pandemic originated, has 95,460 infected people and 4,770 deaths.