Global COVID-19 case crosses 41.1 million
Published: 10:33 PM, 21 October 2020 Updated: 02:54 PM, 23 October 2020
Global Covid-19 case crosses 41.1 million
Although many countries around the world have taken steps to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the number of people infected with the virus continues to rise. The number of novel coronavirus cases in the world has surpassed 41.1 million early Wednesday, according to Worldometer data.
According to the latest data from the agency, a total of 41,265,306 people have been infected with coronavirus in the world. A total of 1,132,444 people have lost their lives around the world from COVID-19 so far. Besides, 30,770,470 people have recovered.
Coronavirus first spread from Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, China in December 2019. So far, the virus has spread to 216 countries and territories around the world.
According to the French news agency AFP, about one million people have been infected with the new virus every four days since mid-July.
According to Worldometer, the United States has the highest number of cases and deaths in the world. So far, 8,528,732 people have been infected with the virus and 226,360 have died in the USA while 5,549,360 have recovered.
India has the second-highest coronavirus cases. The number of people infected in the south Asian nation stands at 7,701,365 while 116,585 people have died.
Brazil, which dropped to third place, has recorded 5,276,942 cases and 154,906 deaths.
Russia has the fourth-highest cases. So far, 1,447,335 people have been infected with the virus in the country and 24,952 have died.
China, the birthplace of COVID-19, has 85,715 cases with 4,634 deaths.
Meanwhile, corona infections have risen again as a result of the lifting of lockdowns and travel bans in many countries around the world. As a result, several least developed countries in Africa continent are at risk of famine, experts say.