REUTERS

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world exceeded 40.7 million patients as of October 21.

Read alsoCOVID-19 can live on skin for nine hours – studyAs many as 40,783,648 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases had been reported as of 08:24 on October 21, 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 1,124,758 people, while 27,908,968 coronavirus patients have already recovered.

The highest death toll was recorded in the United States (221,066 people), Brazil (154,837), India (115,914), Mexico (86,893), the United Kingdom (44,057), Italy (36,705), and Spain (34,210).

The countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic include the United States (8,273,304 confirmed cases), India (7,651,107), Brazil (5,273,954), Russia (1,422,775), Argentina (1,018,999), Spain (988,322), Colombia (974,139), and France (973,275).

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