More than 2 million coronavirus cases have been reported globally, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. This is just four months after the pathogen emerged in Wuhan, China.
More than 128,000 people across the globe have been killed by the dangerous virus, which has reached at least 185 countries and regions, according to the latest figures.
The worldwide tally includes more than 500,000 people who have recovered from the respiratory illness.
But the number of cases continues to grow in hard-hit countries such as the US, Spain, Italy and Germany in recent weeks, according to the university’s real-time tracker.
The US continued Wednesday to lead the world with the highest number of COVID-19 cases as the virus spread to 609,000 Americans, representing nearly a third of the confirmed patients in the world, according to Johns Hopkins.