REUTERS

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world exceeded 81.3 million patients as of December 29.

Read alsoEurope launches vaccination program in bid to leave pandemic behind – mediaAs many as 81,338,464 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported as of 10:22 on December 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 1,775,661 people, while 46,054,686 coronavirus patients have already recovered.

The highest death toll was recorded in the United States (334,963 people), Brazil (191,570), India (148,153), Mexico (122,855), Italy (72,370), the United Kingdom (71,217), and France (63,235).

The countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic include the United States (19,308,467 confirmed cases), India (10,224,303), Brazil (7,504,833), Russia (3,073,923), France (2,619,616), the United Kingdom (2,336,704), and Turkey (2,162,775).

As many as 191 countries have been affected by the virus.