The number of novel coronavirus cases across the globe exceeded 17 million on Thursday, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University, which relies on data provided by international organizations, federal and local authorities, APA reports citing TASS.
According to the university, a total of 17,029,206 people have contracted COVID-19 and 667,011 have died. So far, 9,948,163 patients have recovered. The biggest number of infections (4,426,982) has been recorded in the United States. A total of 150,713 coronavirus patients have died there, 1,389,425 people have recovered. Brazil is ranked second with 2,552,265 confirmed cases, 90,134 fatalities and 1,922,802 recoveries. It is followed by India, which has reported 1,581,963 cases, 34,955 deaths and 1,019,735 recoveries.