The number of people with a positive test for COVID-19 in the world has exceeded 40 million, and the United States is still the leader in both the number of cases and deaths. This follows from statistics maintained by the American research University Johns Hopkins.
According to the University, in the top three in this indicator, the United States is in the first place — 8 million 154 thousand people have already fallen ill there. They are followed by India (7 million 550 thousand), and the third place is taken by Brazil (5 million 224 thousand). Russia is now in fourth place, with more than 1.4 million cases. In the European Union, the most serious situation is in France and Spain — in both countries, the number of cases is approaching 940 thousand people.
The total number of victims of the pandemic was 1 million 113 thousand people. In terms of the number of deaths, the first place in the world is also occupied by the United States — almost 220 thousand people have become victims of the coronavirus. In Brazil, 153 thousand died, and in India — 114 thousand. In Europe, the UK has the most deaths — almost 44,000. Next, with 36 thousand dead, is Italy, followed by Spain — where the coronavirus victims were 33 thousand people. Russia is in 13th place in terms of mortality-according to the University; just over 24 thousand people died there. In Ukraine, 5.8 thousand people died from coronavirus.