The COVID-19 pandemic has hit a new world record of infections in the past few hours, at around 229,000, and the global balance of patients has now exceeded 12.4 million, of whom more than 560,000 have lost their lives since then.The first positive results came in 2019 found in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
The outbreak, which has spread to 188 countries and territories to date, has its main exponent in the United States as it accumulates 3.18 million people infected and more than 134,000 deaths. The North American country has also registered a new infection record in the past few hours: around 66,600, according to the balance sheet updated this Saturday at 9:15 a.m. by Johns Hopkins University.
The number of patients recovered in the United States is 983,000, which is less than in Brazil, where more than 1.2 million patients have been discharged with 1.8 million infected. More than 70,000 people have died in the South American giant, whose President Jair Bolsonaro is infected.
In third place is India, which is progressing at a record rate and exceeding 800,000 infections and 22,600 deaths, higher than Russia, which has around 712,000 cases and is already on the threshold of 11,000 deaths. Peru is in fifth place with more than 319,000 positives and around 11,500 deaths, while Chile already has almost 310,000 infections and 6,800 deaths.