The pandemic of the new coronavirus originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan has recorded 178,000 cases in the last 24 hours while the number of cases and deaths is approaching respectively 10 million and half a million people, according to the latest balance published by Johns Hopkins University.
According to data updated at 9.15am on Sunday, the overall balance of coronavirus amounts to 9.9 million cases and 498,895 fatalities in 188 countries and territories. The total number of people recovered has already exceeded five million, with Brazil at the top of the list, with 727,715 people cured.
The United States remains the country most affected by the pandemic setting a new daily record, with 45,300 cases, raising its balance to 2.5 million people infected and 125,539 people fatally. Brazil remains in second place with 38,700 positives, with a total of 1.3 million contagions and 57,070 deaths. Russia is left in third place, with 626,779 positives and 8,958 dead.
INDIA EXCEEDS 16,000 DECEASED
Fourth, India has already exceeded the threshold of half a million contagions, with a total of 528,859 positives and 16,095 deaths, after breaking its daily record for the fifth day in a row, this time with 20,095 contagions. The United Kingdom then posts 311,727 people infected and 43,598 killed, ahead of Peru, with 275,989 people sick and 9,135 deaths.
Chile, meanwhile, has 267,766 people with coronaviruses and 5,347 deaths, while Spain accounts for 248,469 infected and 28,341 dead. After Spain, Italy accumulates 240,136 infected and 34,716 fatalities.
Iran then has 220,180 cases and 10,364 deaths, followed by Mexico, which has 212,802 cases, with 26,381 killed, ahead of Pakistan, with 202,955 cases and 4,118 killed; the last country incorporated in recent hours to the group with more than 200,000 affected.
Still below 200,000 infections is France, with 199,473 infections and 29,781 dead, ahead of Turkey, with 195,883 cases and 5,082 killed, and Germany, which has confirmed 194,458 cases and 8,968 deaths.
Closing the group of more than 100,000 contagions are Saudi Arabia, with 178,504 infected and 1,511 killed; Bangladesh, with 133,978 deaths and 1,695 people; South Africa, with 131,800 cases and 2,413 deaths; Canada, with 104,878 people with coronavirus and 8,576 killed.
Below the threshold of 100,000 positives, Qatar has 93,663 cases and 110 deaths, Colombia, with 88,817 cases and 3,076 deaths, and China, the country where the pandemic originated, which accumulates 84,743 cases with 4,641 deaths.
Sweden, the next country on the list, accumulates 65,137 cases and 5,280 deaths. Egypt follows 63,923 contagions and 2,708 deaths, Belgium has 61,209 cases and 9,732 deaths and Belarus accounts for 61,095 infected and 377 deaths.
Argentina, with 57,744 people with coronavirus and 1,207 dead; Ecuador, with 54,574 infected and 4,424 deaths; Indonesia, with 52,812 patients and 2,720 deaths, and the Netherlands, with 50,282 infected and 6,124 deaths, close the list of countries with more than 50,000 cases.
Exceeding 40,000 positives are United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Ukraine, Iraq, Singapore and Portugal, while Oman, the Philippines, Poland, Switzerland, Afghanistan, Bolivia, Panama and the Dominican Republic accumulate more than 30,000 cases.
For its part, Romania, Ireland, Bahrain, Nigeria, Armenia, Israel and Kazakhstan exceed 20,000 positives for coronavirus, ahead of Japan, Austria, Honduras, Ghana, Guatemala, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Serbia, Algeria, Denmark, South Korea, Cameroon, Nepal, Morocco and the Czech Republic, which have more than 10,000 contagions.