More than 600,000 infections have been diagnosed worldwide with the new coronavirus. More than 28,000 patients died from the effects of Covid-19, reports American Johns Hopkins University. It is based on official sources.
In total, some 607,965 infections had been counted on Saturday afternoon.
The United States (104,000), Italy (86,000) and China (82,000) top the list. The figures do not provide a complete picture because not everyone is tested with the virus.
Italy has reported the highest death toll worldwide.
More than 9,100 patients died there, far more than in the US (1,700) and China (nearly 3,300). The number of recovered patients is almost 133,000 worldwide.