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COVID-19: Global cases nearing 36.8 million mark

Washington: The number of global Novel Coronavirus cases was nearing the 36.8 million mark, while the deaths have soared to more than 1,066,800 on Saturday, Johns Hopkins University said.

The total number of cases stood at 36,791,842 and the fatalities increased to 1,066,861, the University’s Centre for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US is the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 7,660,123 and 213,588, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 6,906,151, while the country’s death toll soared to 106,490.

The other countries with the cases are Brazil (5,055,888), Russia (1,265,572), Colombia (894,300)and Argentina (871,468) the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 149,639.

The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are Mexico (83,497), UK (42,769), Italy (36,111), Peru (33,098), Spain (32,929), France (32,601) and Iran (28,098).


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