Global covid-19 cases exceeded 45 million, after a day, Thursday, in which more than half a million new infections were reported worldwide, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
The total number of cases registered to date is 45,028,250, of which The United States has about a fifth, with a total of 8,946,691 infections and 228,669 deaths. This Thursday the United States registered a new record of infections, with more than 88,000 in a single day.
The US is closely followed by India, with 8,088,851 cases and 121,090 deaths, although that country has more than double the US population.
Brazil is the third country by number of affected, with 5,494,376, but it ranks second on the list in terms of deaths, which are already 158,969.