COVID-19 cases worldwide surpass 20 million: Johns Hopkins University
Updated: 2020-08-11 17:02:14 KST
According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday Korea time, the number of coronavirus cases worldwide has surpassed 20 million with 733-thousand deaths.
Health officials believe that the actual number could be higher since not everyone has been tested and around 40 percent of those infected were asymptomatic.
Meanwhile, the WHO Director-General said Monday that it's never too late to get the outbreak under control.
"There are two essential elements to addressing the pandemic effectively. Leaders must step up to take action and citizens need to embrace new measures."
The United States, Brazil and India make up for around half of all infections around the world.
The U.S. has the most, with more than five million cases and 160-thousand deaths.
Brazil has recorded over three million cases and 100-thousand deaths.
India is third with more than two.two million confirmed cases.
The country is struggling with fast spread of the virus and patients with severe symptoms have been unable to receive treatment due to a shortage of medical personnel and supplies.
South Korea saw 34 newly confirmed cases on Tuesday, 23 local transmission and 11 imported.
Cluster infections at two churches in the city of Goyang in Gyeonggi-do Province have spread to a childcare facility and Namdaemun Market.
The total number of cases in the country stands at 14,660.
With no additional fatalities, the death toll remains at three-hundred-and-five.
Jang Tae-hyun, Arirang News.