Like confirmed cases near the 300-million mark, Al Jazeera’s animated graphics look at COVID-19s spread around the world.
Nearly 300 million people worldwide have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two years, and more than five million deaths have been reported.
The United States, India and Brazil emerged as the countries with the highest number of confirmed cases – people testing positive – and deaths.
There are also an unknown number of people who may have been infected but not tested.
According to epidemiological models, the actual number of infections and deaths can be significantly higher than reported figures.
This animation shows how the coronavirus spread around the world:
This animation shows how the world surpassed five million COVID-19 deaths: