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These are the ten worst-affected countries worldwide in terms of the total number of cases – while the populations of countries do mean that infection rates don’t follow this order, it is worth remembering that we are talking about a total number of people who could face life-long effects, as well as, when infections lead to death, a total number of people who have died.
In terms of the global population, nearly four people per 1,000 worldwide are infected, which is roughly one in every 250 people on the planet – that has happened in just nine months.
The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has passed a staggering 30m, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, with 30,003,378 currently confirmed.
943,203 people have lost their lives over the course of the pandemic so far.