The number of coronavirus deaths worldwide has already surpassed 700,000, according to the John Hopkins University count, which raises the number of confirmed cases to more than 18.5 million.
According to this estimate, the death toll is now 700,714, with the United States at the forefront (156,807), Brazil (95,819) and Mexico (40,869). The european country with the highest death, fourth on the global list, is the UK with 46,295 deaths.
India if it ranks fifth, with 39,795; followed by two European countries: Italy, with 35,171; Spain, with 28,498, according to the university’s count.
Currently the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the world is, according to John Hopkins, 18,543,662. Again, the United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 4,770,000 cases, followed by Brazil, with more than 2,800,000 cases: India, with more than 1.9 million cases; and Russia, with almost 900,000.
India, the second most populous country in the world, with some 1.3 billion inhabitants, has added more than 900,000 cases since July 17, when it exceeded one million infected.
South Africa is currently in more than 520,000 cases. The following countries are Latin American: Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia.
Although South Africa reported fewer deaths than other countries in relation to the number of cases, the death toll in recent weeks suggests that thousands of COVID-related deaths may be escaping official counts.
According to Hopkins, Spain has more than 302,800 cases, the second country in Western Europe after the United Kingdom.