The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has exceeded 17 million

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has exceeded 17 million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, released on Thursday, July 30.

As of this morning, the total number of COVID-19 cases, taking into account data from federal and local authorities, the press and other public sources reached 17,029,155. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 667,011 fatalities have been recorded, while 9,948,163 people have recovered.

The top three countries with the highest number of illnesses are the USA (4.4 million), Brazil (2.5 million) and India (1.5 million). Russia is in fourth place. According to the latest data, 827.5 thousand patients with COVID-19 have been registered in the country for the whole time.

The day before, Michael Ryan, director of the World Health Organization (WHO) program for health emergencies, said that humanity will not soon develop collective immunity against COVID-19.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Gebrejesus said a few days ago that the coronavirus pandemic is growing worldwide.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on 18 July that the coronavirus pandemic had demonstrated the fragility of the world and brought humanity to its knees.