WASHINGTON – The United States has identified more than one million people infected with the Kovirus-19 infection, becoming the first country to reach this catastrophic stage, according to a report by Japan's Kyodo News Agency.

Worldwide, the number of confirmed cases has reached more than 3 million, with pneumonia killing more than 210,000 people in Spain and Italy, behind the United States in terms of numbers. Infections, each involving more than 200,000 cases.

The highest national death toll is also found in the United States, with an estimated 57,000 deaths from the virus, which was first discovered in China late last year.

By Chhouk Bora