The COVID-19 pandemic has more than 11.8 million cases worldwide, three million of them in the United States, which have again registered a record number of infections (around 60,000) in the past 24 hours and suffered a quarter of the world’s registered deaths.
In particular, the new corona virus that emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in 2019 has so far left more than 544,000 dead, 131,000 of them in the United States. The North American country tops the list at Johns Hopkins University, which collects cases of COVID-19 in 188 countries and areas.
The second country with the highest number of infections, 1.6 million, is Brazil, whose president Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Tuesday that he had become infected with the virus after neglecting the risks for months. Brazil has registered more than 66,700 deaths and tops the list of survivors with 1.1 million people – 6.4 million worldwide have overcome the disease.
India continues to progress, exceeding 742,000 cases and 20,600 deaths. It is ahead of Russia, which accumulates more than 693,000 infections and almost 10,500 deaths. Peru is in fifth place, almost 310,000 positive and 11,000 dead, while Chile has exceeded 301,000 infections and 6,400 deaths.