• The United States and Brazil account for close to 40% of all coronavirus cases worldwide. 
  • The two countries however only account for 7% of the overall world population. 
  • Overall, 1.3% of the US and 1.2% of Brazil’s population have been infected with the coronavirus. 

Despite making up only around 7% of the overall world population, the United States and Brazil account for close to 40% of all coronavirus cases worldwide. 

The United States has a population of 331,002,651, or a little more than 4% of the overall world population, but accounts for 4,401,599 COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The country leads the world in the number of cases and deaths, which have now surpassed 150,000. 

Brazil has a population of 212,682,722, or a little under 3% of the overall world population, but the nation is the second leading country in terms of the number of coronavirus cases with 2,483,191 infections so far. A total of 88,539 deaths have been recorded in Brazil. 

Overall, 1.3% of the US and 1.2% of Brazil’s population have been infected with the coronavirus. 

The world has recorded 16,849,365 COVID-19 cases; the US and Brazil combined account for 6,884,750 of those cases or roughly 40% of coronavirus infections. 

Public health experts have criticized the coronavirus response in both countries. In the US, health experts warned that rushed reopenings would cause surges in cases. In fact, last week, the US hit 4 million cases only two weeks after it hit 3 million. 

In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro has been hesitant to instate any coronavirus related restrictions and he himself tested positive for COVID-19.

Other countries like India are also seeing a rapid increase of coronavirus, which had 1,531,669 cases recorded as of Wednesday. However, the country has the second largest world population with close to 1.4 billion people or 17.7% of the global population.

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