MILESTONE: At Least 5 Million People Globally Have Been Infected With COVID-19
When the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic in mid-March, about 120,000 confirmed cases had been reported worldwide.
Early Thursday, that number surpassed 5 million.
According to a Johns Hopkins University tally, at least 5,000,500 people in 188 countries and territories have been infected with COVID-19 to date. Over 1.5 million of these cases were reported in the United States and another 300,000 were reported in Russia. Brazil, the U.K. Spain and Italy have each reported over 200,000 cases.
The global death toll from the virus stands at over 328,000.