GENEVA, February 22. /TASS/. The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection worldwide has surpassed 111.1 mln, rising over 24 hours by more than 338,000. According to the data of the World Health Organization (WHO) published on Monday, the number of fatalities over 24 hours has increased by more than 7,500, surpassing 2.46 mln.
As of 16:15 Moscow time on February 22, the WHO received reports of 111,102,016 infections and 2,462,911 fatalities. The number of infections over 24 hours has increased by 338,118 while the fatalities rose by 7,580.
The WHO statistics takes into account only officially confirmed data on incidence and fatalities submitted by the states.
Over half of the infections reported to the WHO over the past 24 hours are in North and South America (169,352), followed by Europe (102,325) with Southeast Asia in the third place (27,040).
The majority of the infections were recorded in the US - 27,773,047, followed by India (11,005,850), Brazil (10,139,148), Russia (4,177,330), the UK (4,115,513), France (3,543,295), Spain (3,121,687), Italy (2,809,246), Turkey (2,638,422), Germany (2,390,928), Colombia (2,222,018) and Argentina (2,060,625).