According to the WHO, the most confirmed cases of infection were registered in the United States.
The number of confirmed infection cases with the new coronavirus in the world exceeded 120.38 million, increasing by more than 406 thousand per day. According to data published on Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of deaths increased by more than 7.4 thousand, exceeding 2.66 million.
On March 17, WHO received information about 120,383,919 infected and 2,664,386 dead. The number of infected people increased by 406,980, and the number of deaths-by 7,492.
WHO statistics take into account only officially confirmed information on cases of infection and death provided by States.
More than 48% of the infections reported to WHO over the past 24 hours are in Europe (196,594), followed by North and South America (119,728) and the Eastern Mediterranean (39,472).