REUTERS

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world exceeded 24.7 million patients as of August 29.

As many as 24,749,453 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported as of 09:28 on August 29, according to the Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

The overall death toll is 837,295 people, while 16,199,127 coronavirus patients have already recovered.

Read alsoDaily COVID-19 spike reaches new high in Ukraine with over 2,400 cases on Aug 28The highest death toll was recorded in the United States (181,773 people), Brazil (119,504), Mexico (63,146), India (62,550), the United Kingdom (41,573), Italy (35,472), and France (30,601).

The countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic include the United States (5,917,817 confirmed cases), Brazil (3,804,803), India (3,463,972), Russia (977,730), Peru (629,961), South Africa (620,132), Colombia (590,492), and Mexico (585,738).

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