The COVID-19 pandemic set a new world record of infections on Thursday at around 227,000, and the global patient record now exceeds 12.2 million, of whom more than 550,000 have lost their lives since the first was discovered. positive in 2019 in the 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 3.1 million people infected and more than 133,000 deaths. The North American country set a new infection record on Thursday: According to Johns Hopkins University, around 63,200.
The number of patients recovered in the United States is 970,000, which is less than in Brazil, where more than 1.1 million patients have been discharged with 1.7 million infected. More than 69,000 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 pace and exceeds 793,000 infections and 21,600 deaths, higher than Russia with around 700,000 cases and more than 10,800 deaths. Peru is fifth with more than 316,000 positive results and approximately 11,300 deaths, while Chile has exceeded 306,000 infections and 6,600 deaths.