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Global COVID-19 Cases Near 12.9 Million, Death Tally Crosses 568,000

Washington: According to the Johns Hopkins University, the overall number of global COVID-19 cases was nearing 12.9 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 568,000.

As of Monday morning, the total number of COVID-19 cases stood at 12,872,434, while the fatalities rose to 568,296, 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 3,302,665 and 135,176, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil came in the second place with 1,864,681 infections and 72,100 deaths.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (849,553), and is followed by Russia (726,036), Peru (326,326), Chile (315,041), Mexico (299,750), the UK (291,154), South Africa (276,242), Iran (257,303), Spain (253,908), Pakistan (248,872), Italy (243,061), Saudi Arabia (232,259), Turkey (212,993), France (208,015), Germany (199,919), Bangladesh (183,795), Colombia (145,362), Canada (109,348), Qatar (103,598) and Argentina (100,166), the CSSE figures showed.

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The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (44,904), Mexico (35,006), Italy (34,954), France (30,007), Spain (28,403), India (22,674), Iran (12,829), Peru (11,870) and Russia (11,318).

With 21 new deaths UK COVID-19 toll rises to 44,819

Another 21 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Saturday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 44,819, the British Department of Health and Social Care said.

The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

As of Sunday morning, 289,603 people have tested positive for the disease in Britain, a daily increase of 650, according to the department.

Dozens of key workers picking and packing vegetables at a farm in Britain’s Herefordshire have tested positive for coronavirus, Sky News reported Sunday.

The local council said 72 people have been tested positive for COVID-19 following an outbreak at AS Green & Co, based in Mathon near Malvern.

(IANS)

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