Worldwide number of COVID-19 cases surpasses 19 million

Worldwide number of COVID-19 cases surpasses 19 million

MOSCOW: The worldwide number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has surpassed 19 million.

Sputnik news agency, quoting data from Johns Hopkins University reported that the exact number of the coronavirus cases stood at 19,007,938 as of 02:00 GMT on Friday.

More than 713,000 people have died of the disease, the university added.

The World Health Organisation declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. The biggest number of cases so far have been registered in the United States, Brazil and India.

–BERNAMA