The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is on the rise / REUTERS

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide was 2,000,984 people as of 17:10 Kyiv time on April 15.

Most cases were recorded in the United States (609,696), according to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

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The second and third places belong to Spain (177,633) and Italy (162,488).

The top five also include Germany (132,321) and France (131,362).

About a quarter of the total number of the infected – 501,206 people – have recovered, but 128,071 coronavirus patients have died.

In Ukraine, there were 3,764 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of April 15. Of them, 108 have died, 143 have recovered. Some 392 new cases were recorded in the past day.