WHO reports nearly 800,000 new daily COVID cases
Published: 12:23 PM, 21 December 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday said that more than 795,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide in the past day, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 75.09 million.
As of 17:05 Moscow time on December 20, as many as 77,098,369 novel coronavirus cases and 1,680,339 coronavirus-associated deaths were registered across the globe.
The number of confirmed cases grew by 795,942 in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities increased by 10,256, the world Health body said in its daily bulletin.
The WHO statistics are based on officially confirmed data from the countries.
North and South America account for more than 64% of the COVID-19 daily tally (511,893 cases). Next are Europe (200,694 cases), and Southeast Asia (38,197 cases).
The biggest number of coronavirus cases was reported from the United States (17,314,834), India (10,031,223), Brazil (7,162,978), Russia (2,848,377), France (2,418,439), the United Kingdom (2,004,223), Italy (1,938,083), Spain (1,797,236), Argentina (1,531,374), Germany (1,494,009), Colombia (1,482,072), and Mexico (1,301,546).