The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed worldwide exceeds 19.8 million / Photo from UNIAN

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world exceeded 19.8 million patients as of August 10.

As many as 19,862,599 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported as of 08:34 on August 10, 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 731,349 people, while 12,116,923 coronavirus patients have already recovered.

The highest death toll was recorded in the United States (162,938 people), Brazil (101,049), Mexico (52,298), the United Kingdom (46,659), India (44,386), Italy (35,205), and France (30,327).

The countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic include the United States (5,044,864 confirmed cases), Brazil (3,035,422), India (2,215,074), Russia (885,718), South Africa (559,859), Mexico (480,278), Peru (478,024), Colombia (387,481), Chile (373,056), and Iran (326,712).

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