Paris: Agence France-Presse released official information in 0955 GMT on Thursday, showing that more than 12 million coronavirus infections have been recorded worldwide, and more than half of them have occurred in the United States and Latin America.
Since May 31, at least 12,063,425 cases and 549,451 deaths have been recorded, and the number of infections has doubled. About half of those infected with the virus have recovered.
The United States is the hardest hit country, with a total of 3,055,101 cases and 132,309 deaths, while Brazil ranked second with 1,713,160 cases registered and 67,964 deaths.
Since many countries only test the most serious cases, these counts may only reflect a small part of the number of infections.