More than 21 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 worldwide, a quarter of them in the US, which is hardest hit by the pandemic before Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa, according to the Johns Hopkins University Balance.
The United States in particular collects 5.3 million positives while also topping the list of deaths, concentrating 168,400 of the world’s nearly 765,000 deaths. The pandemic entered the political debate in full ahead of the November presidential election.
Brazil ranks second with 3.2 million cases and 105,000 deaths in both the infected and the deceased, although it is now considered the country with the highest number of recoveries. At least 2.6 million people have overcome the disease in the South American giant – there are already 13.2 million worldwide.
India, which saw more than 2.5 million positive events this Saturday, has already recorded more than 49,000 deaths, while Russia ranks fourth with more than 910,000 cases and more than 15,400 deaths. South Africa is the hardest hit African country with more than 579,000 positive results and more than 11,500 deaths.