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The coronavirus pandemic tops 21.8 million cases after more than 200,000 new cases in one day

August 18, 2020

The more than 210,000 new cases registered worldwide on the last day put the global balance of the new coronavirus pandemic at over 21.88 million infections, while more than 13.88 million patients have already recovered, according to the remainder Johns Hopkins University offered for the 188 affected countries and territories this Monday.

A total of 21,882,890 people became infected with the virus, while the disease claimed 774,053 deaths. This is in contrast to the 775,246 deaths reported by the university, which have readjusted their numbers.

The United States remains the hardest hit country with more than 5.43 million positive results and tops the list of countries with the highest number of deaths with nearly 170,500.

The coronavirus pandemic tops 21.8 million cases after more than 200,000 new cases in one dayThe coronavirus pandemic tops 21.8 million cases after more than 200,000 new cases in one day

Brazil ranks second in both the infected and the deceased with more than 3.3 million cases and more than 108,000 deaths, although it is also the country with the highest number of recovery cases with nearly 2.7 million, including its President Jair Bolsonaro, who was heavily criticized nationally and internationally for fighting the pandemic.

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