Exceeds the previous daily maximum by more than 25,000 infections, with the US and Brazil adding together more than 97,000 cases in one day
The pandemic of the new coronavirus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan has registered in the last 24 hours about 218,000 cases, which represents a new record in the daily count and brings the total to more than 10.6 million infections with more than 516,000 fatalities, according to the latest balance published by Johns Hopkins University.
According to data updated at 10:30 a.m. this Thursday, the global balance of coronaviruses adds up to 218,000 cases from the previous balance, exceeding the previous daily record by 27,000 positives, reached on June 26 with more than 191,000 infections in 24 hours.
With these data, the balance rises to 10.7 million infected people and 516,434 fatalities in 188 countries and territories. The total number of people recovered exceeds 5.48 million, with Brazil at the top of the list, with 817,642 people cured.
The United States continues to be the country most affected by the pandemic and sets a new daily record with 50,700 positives in the last 24 hours, exceeding its previous maximum by 5,000 infections. In North American territory, the balance rises to 2.68 million cases and 128,062 deaths.
In second position, Brazil adds 46,700 cases in the last 24 hours, with which it already has 1.44 million people infected and 60,632 deaths. Together, the United States and Brazil have added more than 97,000 infections in the last 24 hours, out of a total of 218,000 worldwide. Russia remains in the third global position, with 653,479 positives and 9,668 deaths.
INDIA EXCEEDS 600,000 CASES
India, which with 1,300 million inhabitants has registered in recent days some of the worst data since the start of the pandemic, already exceeds the barrier of 600,000 cases, with 604,461 infected and 17,834 deaths.
For its part, the United Kingdom accumulates more than 314,992 cases of COVID-19, with more than 43,991 fatalities. Peru, the second most affected country in Latin America –only behind Brazil–, has 288,477 positives and 9,860 deaths, above Chile, which has registered more than 282,043 infected and more than 5,753 deaths.
All these countries have surpassed Spain, where the number of cases amounts to 249,659 and that of deaths to more than 28,364, and to Italy, which accumulates 240,760 infected and 34,788 deaths.
Mexico (231,770 cases and 28,510 deaths), Iran (230,211 positives and 10,958 fatalities), Pakistan (217,809 infected and 4,473 deaths), France (202,981 infected and 29,864 deaths) and Turkey (201,098 cases and 5,150 deaths) close the list of countries that exceed the threshold of 200,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
LESS THAN 200,000 CASES
Below are Germany (195,893), Saudi Arabia (194,225), South Africa (159,333), Bangladesh (149,258) and Canada (106,288), which exceed 100,000 COVID-19 patients. Colombia, with more than 98,000 cases, and Qatar, with more than 97,000, are close to this threshold.
China, the country where the pandemic originated, follows with 84,816 positives, while Egypt, Sweden, Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Ecuador, Indonesia, Iraq and the Netherlands have exceeded 50,000 cases. They have more than 40,000 United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Ukraine, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Portugal, and Oman.
For their part, 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 Honduras exceed 20,000.
With more than 10,000, Guatemala, Japan, Ghana, Azerbaijan, Austria, Moldova, Serbia, Algeria, Nepal, Denmark, South Korea, Cameroon, Morocco and the Czech Republic appear on this list.