The COVID-19 pandemic has amassed 219,400 new cases in the past few hours, and the global balance of patients has now exceeded 12.7 million, of whom more than 565,000 have lost their lives since the first positive results were seen in 2019 Chinese city of Wuhan.
The outbreak, which has spread to 188 countries and territories to date, has its main component in the United States, as it accumulates 3.24 million people infected and more than 134,000 deaths. The North American country has also registered 61,400 new cases in the past few hours. This is evident from the balance updated by Johns Hopkins University at 9:15 a.m. this Sunday.
The number of patients recovered in the United States is 995,000, which is less than in Brazil, where more than 1.2 million patients have been discharged with 1.8 million infected. In the South American giant, which infected under its president Jair Bolsonaro, 71,400 people died.
In third place is India, which is advancing at a record rate and has almost 850,000 infections. It is around 22,600 deaths, more than Russia, with 719,000 cases, and has already exceeded 11,100 deaths. Peru ranks fifth with more than 322,000 positive results and approximately 11,600 deaths, while Chile is registered with 312,000 infections and 6,800 deaths.