Number of global COVID-19 cases up by over 214,000

Number of global COVID-19 cases up by over 214,000

Over 214,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, a disease caused by the novel coronavirus, were registered worldwide on August 12, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 20.16 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin published on Wednesday night.

As of 11:00 Moscow time on August 12, as many as 20,162,474 novel coronavirus cases and 737,417 coronavirus-associated deaths were registered across the globe. The number of confirmed cases grew by 214,985 in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities increased by 4,835.

South and North America account for the majority of confirmed coronavirus cases - 10,799,062. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 101,230 and the number of deaths - by 2,877. The overall death toll reaches 393,727.

The number of confirmed COVID-2019 cases in Europe amounts to 3,641,603 and the number of fatalities is 217,716. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 23,951 and the number of deaths - by 355.

Southeast Asia has 2,757,822 cases and 55,564 fatalities. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 66,370 and the number of deaths - by 931.

The highest number of coronavirus cases was documented in the United States (5,039,709), Brazil (3,057,470), India (2,329,638), Russia (902,701), South Africa (566,109), Mexico (485,836), Peru (483,133), Colombia (397,623), Chile (376,616), and Iran (331,189), TASS reported.

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