Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday, 28, according to data released by Johns Hopkins University. To date, the total number of deaths caused by COVID-19 has been 499,000, according to the same source.
Some countries are experiencing a resurgence of new infection outbreaks – such as China – and leading authorities to partially reestablish quarantines, which, according to experts, could become a recurring pattern in the coming months and even in 2021.
Brazil is the second country with the highest number of cases, with 1.3 million tested positive. The United States is the country with more cases, 2.5 million. Russia, with 633,000, and India, with 528,000, come in third and fourth places. Together, the four countries account for about half of the global cases.
Some researchers said the death toll in Latin America could reach 388,000 by October – the region reached 100,000 deaths last week.
At the moment, India and Brazil are battling outbreaks of more than 10,000 cases per day. The two countries were responsible for more than a third of all new cases last week.