The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world exceeded 17.3 million patients as of July 31.

As many as 17,303,253 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported as of 09:53 on July 31, 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 overall death toll is 673,284 people, while 10,137,875 coronavirus patients have already recovered.

The highest death toll was recorded in the United States (152,070 people), Brazil (91,263), the United Kingdom (46,084), Mexico (46,000), India (35,743), Italy (35,132), and France (30,241).

The countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic include the United States (4,495,015 confirmed cases), Brazil (2,610,102), India (1,638,321), Russia (832,993), South Africa (482,169), Mexico (416,179), Peru (400,683), Chile (353,536), the United Kingdom (303,910), and Iran (301,530).

As many as 188 countries have been affected by the virus.