At the end of June there were still 10 million COVID-19 cases worldwide, but that number has doubled in about six weeks. In addition to the most affected states, the virus also spread rapidly in Russia, South Africa, Mexico and various South American countries.
Until now passed away worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University 730,000 people to the virus. The good news is that the number of deaths, partly as a result of the better treatment options, has risen significantly more slowly than the number of new infections.
In absolute figures, the United States has been the hardest hit of all countries, with the highest number of infections and the most deaths. Altogether, some 163,000 people have died from COVID-19 in the US since the outbreak began. Brazil follows in second place with more than 100,000 deaths.