Over 25 million cases and 17 million recoveries as world continues to battle COVID-19

A blood sample which has tested positive for Coronavirus. 1,344 more people have tested positive for the disease/COURTESY

More than 25 million COVID-19 infections have been recorded across the world ever since the first case of the disease was reported in China.

Out of these infections, 17.7 million people have managed to recover from the disease while at least 850,588 have lost their lives to the disease.

United States of America continues to be the country with the highest number of infections with 6,173,236 cases and 187,224 deaths and 3,425,723 recoveries. They also have the highest number of tests done at 81,830,079.

Brazil follows USA with 3,862,311 followed by India’s 3,619,169.

Africa has a total of 1,250,375 cases. Out of these, 29,633 have died while 979,996 have recovered from the disease. Total active cases stand at 240,746.

South Africa which comes sixth in the world has the highest number of infections in Africa with 625,056 cases, 14,028 deaths 538,604 recoveries and 3,674,872 total tests done.

Kenya’s 34,057 cases, 574 deaths and 19,688 recoveries puts the country at position 8 in Africa and 65 in the world in terms of infection numbers.

The country’s cumulative tests now stand at 450,146 as Nairobi continues to be the worst hit in terms of infections.