The covid pandemic has accumulated in the last hours a new world record of infections, with some 229,000, and the global balance of patients now exceeds 12.4 million, of which more than 560,000 have lost their lives since the first positives were detected in 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
The outbreak, which has spread to date by 188 countries and territories, it has its main exponent in the United States, since it accumulates 3.18 million infected and more than 134,000 deaths. The North American country has also registered in the last hours a new record of infections: about 66,600, according to the balance updated at 09:15 this Saturday by Johns Hopkins University.
The number of recovered in the United States is around 983.000, a figure lower than that of Brazil, which with 1.8 million infected already has more than 1.2 million discharged patients. In the South American giant, which counts the president among its infected Jair Bolsonaro, more than 70,000 people have lost their lives.
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In third place is India, which is advancing at a record pace and exceeds 800,000 infections and 22,600 deaths, data superior to those of Russia, which is around 712,000 cases and is already on the threshold of 11,000 deaths. In fifth position appears Peru, with more than 319,000 positives and about 11,500 deaths, while Chile is already close to 310,000 infections and 6,800 deaths.
Below the threshold of 300,000 positives is the United Kingdom, which has registered for now more 289,000 cases of covid, a disease to which some 44,700 fatalities are attributed on British soil. Mexico, also with 289,000 cases and 34,100 deaths, is just ahead of Spain, which has 253,000 positives and some 28,400 deaths.
Iran, for its part, already has 12,400 fatalities and more than 252,000 infected, above South Africa, with more than 250,000 cases and 3,800 deaths, and Pakistan, which have already exceeded the data for Italy, having more than 246,000 infected and 5,100 fatalities. The transalpine country, meanwhile, accumulates more than 242,000 positives and almost 34,900 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the balance.
Saudi Arabia (226,000 cases and 2,150 deaths), Turkey (210,000 cases and 5,300 deaths), and France (208,000 infected and 30,000 deaths) close the list of countries that exceed the threshold of 200,000 confirmed cases. Germany, with some 199,000 infections, is also approaching this threshold, adding more than 9,000 deaths and appears in the list ahead of Bangladesh (178,000 cases, 2,200 deaths), Colombia (133,000 cases, 4,900 deaths), Canada (108,000 cases, 8,800 dead) and Qatar (102,000 cases, 146 dead), which exceed 100,000 COVID-19 patients.
The transalpine country, meanwhile, accumulates more than 242,000 positives and almost 34,900 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the balance
Argentina, which accumulates 94,000 positives and 1,174 deaths, has already overtaken China, the country where the pandemic originated and which has just under 85,000 infected. The Johns Hopkins University list continues with Egypt, Sweden, Iraq, Indonesia, Ecuador, Belarus, Belgium, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Ukraine, the Philippines and the Netherlands, which have exceeded 50,000 cases. They have more than 40,000 Portugal, Singapore, Bolivia, Panama and the Dominican Republic.
For their part, Poland, Israel, Afghanistan, Switzerland, Bahrain, Romania, Nigeria and Armenia have already registered more than 30,000 positives, while Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Ghana, Azerbaijan and Japan exceed the 20.000. Over 10,000 infections include Moldova, Austria, Algeria, Serbia, Nepal, Morocco, Cameroon, South Korea, Denmark, the Czech Republic, Uzbekistan, the Ivory Coast and Sudan.