MOSCOW, July 14. /TASS/. More than 196,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus infection were registered worldwide on July 14, with the overall number of such cases exceeding 12.9 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its daily bulletin on Tuesday.
As of 11:00 Moscow time on July 14, as many as 12,964,809 novel coronavirus cases and 570,288 coronavirus-associated deaths were registered across the globe. The number of confirmed cases grew by 196,775 in the past 24 hours and the number of fatalities increased by 3,634.
The WHO statistics is based on officially confirmed data from the countries.
South and North America accounts for the majority of confirmed coronavirus cases - 6,780,428. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 110,549 and the number of deaths - by 1,853 and reached 288,430.
The number confirmed COVID-2019 cases in Europe amounts to 2,946,104 and the number of fatalities is 203,957. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 20,691 and the number of deaths - by 373.
The East Mediterranean region has 1,302,297 cases and 31,751 fatalities as of July 14. In the past 24 hours, the number of cases grew by 15,646 and the number of deaths - by 523.
The biggest number of coronavirus cases was reported from the United States (3,286,063), Brazil (1,864,681), India (906,752), Russia (739,947), Peru (326,326), Chile (317,657), Mexico (299,750), the United Kingdom (290,137), South Africa (287,796), and Iran (259,652).
A pneumonia outbreak caused by the COVID-19 virus (previously known as 2019-nCoV) was reported in China’s city of Wuhan, a large trade and industrial center with a population of 12 million, in late December 2019. Since then, cases of the new coronavirus have been reported from nearly all parts of the world. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic.