The coronavirus pandemic, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has registered 298,152 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to more than 28 million infected people and more than 909,000 deaths. This emerges from the balance sheet published on Friday by Johns Hopkins University on the 188 countries and territories affected.
A total of 28,176,532 people have contracted the virus, more than half of whom live in the three hardest-hit countries – the US, India and Brazil – while there are already 909,769 deaths.
In terms of recovery, more than 18.99 million people have already managed to overcome COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus. Brazil tops the list with just over 3.65 million patients cured, followed by India with more than 3.54 million and the United States with more than 2.4 million.
The United States remains the world’s hardest hit country with 6.39 million people infected and 191,791 deaths after more than 35,000 new cases have been added since the last equilibrium.