REUTERS

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world exceeded 40 million patients as of October 20.

As many as 40,346,078 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported as of 08:24 on October 20, 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 1,117,577 people, while 27,628,834 coronavirus patients have already recovered.

Read alsoCOVID-19 can live on skin for nine hours – studyThe highest death toll was recorded in the United States (220,119 people), Brazil (154,176), India (114,610), Mexico (86,338), the United Kingdom (43,816), and Italy (36,616).

The countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic include the United States (8,213,035 confirmed cases), India (7,550,273), Brazil (5,250,727), Russia (1,406,667), Argentina (1,002,662), Spain (974,449), Colombia (965,883), and France (952,600).

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