Number of COVID-19 cases globally nearing 5 million

May 18, 2020  09:41

The number of COVID-19 cases globally nears 5 million - a total of 4,805,186 confirmed cases have been recorded.

The death toll has reached 316,730, while 1,860,036 patients recovered.

According to, 2,628,420 patients are currently undergoing treatment, a state of 44,819 (2%) is assessed as severe or critical.

The largest number of infections was reported in the US (1,527,664), Russia ranked second with 281,752 cases, leaving behind Spain with 277,719 cases.

China, where the pandemic began, is now in 13th place (82,954 cases). There are almost no new cases in China.

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