By Eleisha Kennedy • 28 June 2020 • 12:40
The US has the highest number of daily infections in the world, 49,949 new cases confirmed in the last 24 hours. CREDIT: Freepik Background vector created by Harryarts - www.freepik.com
In just three months the coronavirus has killed over 180,000 in Europe. Although most European countries have now started to relax certain restrictions, the fight is far from over in the rest of the world, where the American continent now seems to be the focus of the virus, with the United States and Brazil experiencing large waves of infection.
The first country in the ranking is the United States, with 49,949 new cases confirmed in the last 24 hours. The US still has the highest number of daily infections in the world. There are already 2.42 billion confirmed cases, and the number of deaths is 124,416.
Brazil is not far behind the US figures, despite President Bolsonaro asking Brazilians not to worry about the situation too much. Since yesterday 39,483 new cases have been added to the total number of infections and the death rate is around 1,150 a day.
India is the country with the most daily infections on the Asian continent. In the last 24 hours alone, the number of positive cases has increased by 17,296. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 490,401 people have tested positive for Covid-19 and 15,301 have died.
Russia is currently the European country with the highest number of coronavirus infections per day: 7,113 since yesterday. The number of infections already exceeds 500,000, although authorities say the peak in infections and deaths has already been surpassed.
And finally, South Africa. Surprisingly, one of the most developed African countries is also the one with the highest number of daily infections on the continent, with 6,579 new cases in the last 24 hours.
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