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Global COVID-19 cases top 14.6mn: Johns Hopkins

- Posted on 21 July 2020

Washington, July 21: The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has increased to over 14.6 million while the deaths have topped to more than 6,09,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. 

As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 1,46,55,405 while the fatalities rose to 6,09,198, 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 38,25,153 and 1,40,957, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil came in second place with 2,118,646 infections and 80,120 deaths.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (11,55,191) and is followed by Russia (7,76,212), South Africa (3,73,628), Peru (3,53,590), Mexico (3,49,396), Chile (3,30,930), the UK (2,96,944), Iran (2,76,202), Pakistan (2,65,083), Spain (2,64,836), Saudi Arabia (2,53,349), Italy (2,44,624), Turkey (2,20,572), France (2,14,023), Bangladesh (2,07,453), Colombia (2,04,005), Germany (2,03,325), Argentina (1,30,774), Canada (1,12,936) and Qatar (1,07,037), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (45,397), Mexico (39,485), Italy (35,058), France (30,180), Spain (28,422), India (27,497), Iran (14,405), Peru (13,187) and Russia (12,408). 

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