REUTERS

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world exceeded 12 million patients as of the morning of July 9.

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As many as 12,043,922 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported as of 10:34 on July 9, 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 549,534 people, while 6,588,485 coronavirus patients have already recovered.

The highest death toll was recorded in the United States (132,309 people), Brazil (67,964), the United Kingdom (44,602), Italy (34,914), Mexico (32,796), and France (29,936).

The countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic include the United States (3,055,101 confirmed cases), Brazil (1,713,160), India (767,296), Russia (699,749), Peru (312,911), Chile (303,083), the United Kingdom (288,511), Mexico (275,003), Spain (252,513), Iran (248,379), Italy (242,149), and Pakistan (240,848).

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