The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world exceeded 39.7 million patients as of October 18.

As many as 39,745,033 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported as of 15:24 on October 18, 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 1,110,843 people, while 27,336,405 coronavirus patients have already recovered.

Read alsoOver 5,000 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Ukraine Oct 18The highest death toll was recorded in the United States (219,311 people), Brazil (153,675), India (114,031), Mexico (86,059), the United Kingdom (43,669), and Italy (36,474).

The countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic include the United States (8,107,648 confirmed cases), India (7,494,551), Brazil (5,224,362), Russia (1,390,824), Argentina (979,119), Colombia (952,371), and Spain (936,560).

As many as 189 countries have been affected by the virus.