Covid-19 Infections Top 18.5M Worldwide
The number of people infected with the coronavirus across the world surpassed 18.5 million, of which at least 700 thousand people have died, according to data released by the Johns Hopkins University. In the US, the epicenter of the disease, the number of infections rose by 57.5 thousand in the last 24 hours to near 4.77 million. Brazil reported 51.6 new cases to 2.80 million and India more 50.8 thousand to 1.90 million. Elsewhere, South Africa registered 4.4 thousand new virus cases, Mexico 6.1 thousand, Peru 6.7 thousand, Iran 2.7 thousand and Chile 1.4 thousand. Colombia is now the 9th most affected country with 334,962 covid-19 infections. In Europe, the UK added over 650 new cases.
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