Covid 19: Global pandemic cases surge past 12 million

About 12 million coronavirus infections have now been recorded throughout the world, over half in the United States and Latin America, according to an AFP tally of official sources at 0955 GMT on Thursday.

At least 12,063,425 cases and 549,451 deaths have been recorded, with the number of infections doubling since May. About half of those who were infected have recovered.

About 3,055,101 cases and 132,309 deaths, the United States is the worst-hit country, with Brazil second having registered 1,713,160 cases and 67,964 deaths.

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The tallies probably shows only a fraction of the number of infections as many countries test only the most serious cases.

 

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