At least 10.3 million people have been infected by the outbreak of a new coronavirus worldwide, in the framework of a pandemic that already has more than 505,000 deaths and that has the United States, Brazil, Russia and India as the countries most affected today.
The global balance of cases was updated on Monday with 156,300 new positives, according to the balance published by Johns Hopkins University, which collects data for 188 countries and territories. More than 5.2 million people have overcome the disease, which continues to rise in some of the worst-affected countries.
The United States alone accumulates almost 2.6 million affected by COVID-19 (about 41,600 more than on Sunday), with more than 126,000 fatalities. It is followed by Brazil, with 1.3 million positives and some 58,300 deaths, while in Russia, the third most affected country, there are already 640,000 infected and more than 9,100 dead.
India, which with 1,300 million inhabitants has registered in recent days some of the worst data since the start of the pandemic, now exceeds 566,000 positives and is close to 17,000 deaths, according to the aforementioned balance, updated early in the morning. this Tuesday morning.
For its part, the United Kingdom accumulates more than 313,000 cases of COVID-19, with more than 43,600 fatalities. Peru, the most affected country in Latin America, has 282,000 positives and some 9,500 deaths, above Chile, which has registered more than 275,000 infected and more than 5,500 deaths.
All these countries have surpassed Spain, where the number of cases amounts to almost 249,000 and that of deaths to more than 28,300, and to Italy, which accumulates 240,000 infected and about 37,400 deaths.
Iran (225,000 cases and 10,600 deaths), Mexico (220,000 positive and 27,100 fatalities), Pakistan (209,000 infected and 4,300 dead) and France (201,000 infected and more than 29,800 deceased) close the list of countries that exceed the threshold of 200,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
LESS THAN 200,000 CASES
Below are Turkey (198,000 positives), Germany (195,000), Saudi Arabia (186,000), South Africa (144,000), Bangladesh (141,000) and Canada (106,000), which exceed 100,000 COVID-19 patients. Qatar, with more than 95,000 cases, and Colombia, with about 92,000, are close to this threshold, according to Johns Hopkins University.
China, the country where the pandemic originated, is listed below with more than 84,700 positives, while Sweden, Egypt, Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Ecuador, Indonesia and the Netherlands have also exceeded 50,000 cases. They have more than 40,000 United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Kuwait, Ukraine, Singapore, and Portugal.
For their part, Oman, the Philippines, Poland, Panama, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Switzerland and Afghanistan have already registered more than 30,000 positives, while Romania, Bahrain, Ireland, Nigeria, Armenia, Israel and Kazakhstan exceed 20,000. With more than 10,000, Honduras, Japan, Austria, Guatemala, Ghana, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Serbia, Algeria, Nepal, Denmark, South Korea, Cameroon, Morocco and the Czech Republic appear on this list.