COVID-19 nears 20 million cases worldwide

(VOVWORLD) -More than 19.8 million people worldwide have tested positive for COVID-19, and nearly 730,000 have died while 12.7 million patients have recovered as of Sunday.

The US, Brazil, and India remain the hardest-hit countries with high rate of infection and death.

About 25% of all cases have been recorded in the US. Brazil surpassed 3 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and 100,000 deaths as of Sunday morning.

Latin America and the Caribbean now have the highest coronavirus death toll in the world with 216,000 deaths.

COVID-19 cases have risen sharply again in Europe and Africa.

India and the Philippines are hot spots in Asia. 61,000 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in India on Saturday, the 9th consecutive day that it has more than 50,000 new cases per day. The Phillipines now has more than 7,000 confirmed cases and 950 deaths.