COVID-19 infects over 46.3mn people across globe

TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) – According to the latest figures on Sunday, 46,394,012 people have so far been infected with the novel coronavirus globally, with the deaths reaching 1,200,397 and recoveries amounting to 33,487,667.

The coronavirus pandemic has found fresh legs around the world, as confirmed deaths pass 1,200,397 and countries struggle to contain a surge of new infections. 

While the US leads global infections with over 9.40 million, India ranks as the second worst-hit country in the pandemic with 8,184,082 cases. 

The number of infections officially reported in the US now stands at 9,402,590, while the death toll has hit at least 236,072.

Brazil comes in thirds place with 5,535,605 infections and 159,902 deaths.

The number of infections in Russia has reached 1,618,116, of whom 27,990 have lost their lives.

They are followed by France. There are now more than 1,367,625 confirmed cases of coronavirus in France and 36,788 people have died.

Spain, Argentina, Colombia, the Uk, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, and Italy are the next countries with the highest number of infections. 

The hardest-hit nation in West Asia remains Iran, which saw the region’s first major outbreak. Over 34,800 people have died there from the virus, with over 612,700 confirmed cases and 481,930 recoveries.

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