Global coronavirus cases hit 25 million as India sets a grim record with 78,761 registered infections in one day
- John Hopkins University said the number had exceeded 25 million for the first time
- The US has the most cases with 5.9 million, followed by Brazil with 3.8 million
- It is believed that the actual number of infections worldwide is much higher
- However, due to limitations in testing availability, it is impossible to determine this
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 25 million, according to a record kept by Johns Hopkins University.
The US tops the census with 5.9 million cases, followed by Brazil with 3.8 million and India with 3.5 million.
It is believed that the actual number of people infected with the virus worldwide is much higher – perhaps ten times higher, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US – given the testing restrictions and the many mild ones Cases that were not reported or were not recognized.
Worldwide deaths from Covid-19 are more than 842,000, with the US having the highest number at 182,779, followed by Brazil at 120,262 and Mexico at 63,819.
The United States leads the world with 5.9 million coronavirus cases
It is followed by India, which has a total of 3.5 million. Brazil saw up to 3.8 million cases of the virus after the country's president declared it wasn't dangerous
India's number of cases and deaths has steadily increased as the country battled its first wave
The numbers come as India posted a record 78,761 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the world's worst one-day surge.
The Ministry of Health reported 948 deaths in the past 24 hours, killing 63,498 people.
Sunday's surge brought the country's total virus count to over 3.5 million and comes at a time when India reopens its metro networks and allows limited sports and religious events from next month, to revive the economy.
The overcrowded subway, a lifeline for millions of people in the capital New Delhi, will gradually reopen from September 7th.
However, schools and universities will remain closed until the end of September.
The South Asian country has the third highest number of cases after the United States and Brazil, and deaths are the fourth highest.
Although eight Indian states are still among the hardest hit regions, accounting for almost 73 percent of all infections, the virus is now spreading rapidly in the vast hinterland. Experts warn that September could be the biggest challenge.