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The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world exceeded 31.6 million patients as of September 23.

Read alsoGlobal economy likely to recover to pre-pandemic levels by early next quarter – mediaAs many as 31,606,979 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported as of 10:23 on September 23, 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 970,949 people, while 21,749,103 coronavirus patients have already recovered.

The highest death toll was recorded in the United States (200,814 people), Brazil (138,105), India (90,020), Mexico (74,348), the United Kingdom (41,951), Italy (35,738), and France (31,426).

The countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic include the United States (6,897,432 confirmed cases), India (5,646,010), Brazil (4,591,364), Russia (1,111,157), Colombia (777,537), Peru (768,895), Mexico (705,263), and Spain (682,267).

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