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The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world exceeded 39.3 million patients as of October 17.

Read alsoEU to open borders for Ukrainians by late spring 2021, German envoy saysAs many as 39,361,810 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported as of 11:23 on October 17, 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 1,104,903 people, while 27,104,131 coronavirus patients have already recovered.

The highest death toll was recorded in the United States (218,599 people), Brazil (153,214), India (112,998), Mexico (85,704), the United Kingdom (43,519), Italy (36,427), and Spain (33,775).

The countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic include the United States (8,050,140 confirmed cases), India (7,432,680), Brazil (5,200,300), Russia (1,376,020), Argentina (965,609), Colombia (945,354), Spain (936,560), and France (876,342).

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