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Global COVID-19 Cases Cross 20.5 Million, Deaths Hit 747000

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Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 20.5 million, while the deaths have increased to over 747,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

As of Thursday morning, the total number of cases stood at 20,550,481 and the fatalities rose to 747845, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US accounted for the world’s highest number of infections and fatalities at 5,193,266 and 165,934, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil came in second place with 3,164,785 infections and 104,201 deaths.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (2,329,638), and is followed by Russia (900,745), South Africa (568,919), Mexico (498,380), Peru (489,680), Colombia (410,453), Chile (378,168), Iran (333,699), Spain (329,780), the UK (315,564), Saudi Arabia (293,037), Pakistan (285,921), Argentina (268,574), Bangladesh (266,498), Italy (251,713), Turkey (244,392), France (244,088), Germany (220,859), Iraq (160,436), Philippines (143,749), Indonesia (130,718), Canada (122,689), Qatar (113,938) and Kazakhstan (100,855), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the Mexico (54,666), UK (46,791), India (46,091), Italy (35,225), France (30,375), Spain (28,579), Peru (21,501), Iran (18,988), Russia (15,231), Colombia (13,475), South Africa (11,010) and Chile (10,205).

(IANS)

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