The world hit a grim milestone recently. On August 19, the total number of worldwide COVID-19 cases reached over 22 million. Canada, however, isn't responsible for very many of those.\nThe country as a whole reported just 336 new instances of the virus that day, bringing the total to 123,490 cases. \n\n22 million\npeople around the world have contracted COVID-19\n\nAccording to John Hopkins University, the exact tally globally is 22,438,938. \nIn the grand scheme of things, Canada only makes up about 0.55% of the world's total.\nThe university's COVID-19 tracker also ranks countries by how many positives have been reported in each. On that list, Canada is 24th. \nTopping off that list is the U.S. with over 5.5 million cases, which is almost 25% of the world's total.