More than 444,000 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection have been recorded globally in the past day, pushing the total case count to 80.15 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Tuesday, APA reports citing TASS.
According to the WHO updates, coronavirus-related deaths increased by over 9,000 to exceed 1.77 million.
As of 20:41 Moscow time on December 29, the organization was notified about 80,155,187 cases of the disease and 1,771,128 deaths all over the world. The number of confirmed cases grew by 444,437 in the past 24 hours, and the number of fatalities increased by 9,035.
The WHO statistics are based only on officially confirmed data provided by countries.
South and North America account for more than 45% of new COVID-19 cases reported to the WHO in the past 24 hours (202,251). Europe goes second (176,862 cases) followed by South East Asia (25,389).
The hardest-hit countries are the United States (18,972,813), followed by India (10,224,303), Brazil (3,105,037), Russia (3,105,037), France (2,519,105), the UK (2,329,734), Italy (2,056,277), Spain (1,879,413), Germany (1,664,726), Colombia (1,594,497), Argentina (1,583,927) and Mexico (1,383,434).