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Posted: Wednesday, August 12, 2020. 9:10 am CST.

By BBN Staff: Now in its ninth month, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than 20 million people worldwide.

Worldometer reports that as of 8:00 a.m. today, August 12, 2020, the number of global infections stood at 20,585,207. Currently there are over 6.3 million active cases, of which more that 6.2 million (99 percent) are listed as being in mild condition, while 64,640 (1 percent) are in serious or critical condition. As the number of infections rise, so do the number of deaths, which at the same time, stood at 747,003.  Notably, 13,491,500 people have recovered from the virus.

The United States continues to lead global infections now recording over 5.3 million confirmed cases. The country’s 2.384 million active cases accounts for 37.5 percent of the total number of active cases globally. Some 167,789 people have died from COVID-19 in the US.

Brazil is next in line for global infections with a total of 3.112 million, wth 103,099 people dying from the virus, while India ranks third with 2.353 million cases and 46,399 deaths.

Belize’s standings in the world rankings has changed considerably in a week, moving from within the 190s for global infections to 181. There were 33 newly confirmed cases last night, putting Belize’s total at 210 cases.

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