The coronavirus pandemic triggered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019 has already exceeded 25 million cases after a further 260,000 new infections occurred on the last day. This is evident from the balance sheet that Johns Hopkins University offered this Sunday on 188 affected countries and territories.
A total of 25,009,250 people have contracted the virus, more than half of whom are in the three hardest hit countries – the US, Brazil and India – while the death toll is already above the 842,702 after just another day more than 5,000 deaths.
There are already 16.4 million people who have managed to overcome the disease. Brazil tops the list with just over 3.2 million patients cured, followed by India with more than 2.7 million and the United States with just over 2.1 million.
The latter country is the most severely affected by the pandemic in the world, with more than 5.9 million cases. On the last day, it topped 182,000 deaths, 182,779, which also puts it at the top in this section. The United States Institute of Health Metrics and Assessment (IHME) estimates that 317,000 people in the country may have died from the coronavirus.