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The coronavirus pandemic leaves about 21.5 million cases and 771,000 deaths worldwide

August 16, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has infected around 21.5 million people in the 188 affected countries and areas so far, including 771,000 deaths and 13 million rescued patients. This is evident from the balance offered by Johns Hopkins University this Sunday.

A total of 21,462,593 people became infected with the virus, 771,111 of whom died from it, representing a daily increase of 6,408 deaths.

The United States, which remains the hardest hit country, has seen 5.3 million positive results and topped the list of deaths with a concentration of 169,483 deaths. The pandemic entered the political debate fully ahead of the November presidential election, particularly on the postal voting issue.

The coronavirus pandemic leaves about 21.5 million cases and 771,000 deaths worldwideThe coronavirus pandemic leaves about 21.5 million cases and 771,000 deaths worldwide

Brazil ranks second among both the infected and the deceased with 3.3 million cases and 107,232 deaths, although it is now considered the country with the highest number of recoveries. At least 2.6 million people have overcome the disease of the South American giant, whose president Jair Bolsonaro has been harshly criticized nationally and internationally for fighting the pandemic.

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