The number of people worldwide who have been diagnosed with the coronavirus has passed 40 million on Monday.
This is shown by figures from the American university Johns Hopkins. The 30 million marks were crossed a month ago, on September 18. On August 11, 20 million was passed.
Most infections are still diagnosed in the United States (over 8.15 million). It is expected that India (now more than 7.5 million) will eventually take over first place.
Brazil is third with 5.2 million cases of the corona, and Russia fourth with 1.4 million infections. Argentina, Colombia, France and Spain follow with numbers between 900,000 and 1 million.
The worldwide death toll from Covid-19 has now reached more than 1.1 million. Again, the US leads the ranking, with nearly 220,000 deaths.
Brazil, India, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain are also in the top seven.