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Covid-19: Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 41.04 million

Reuters, IANS
Filed on October 22, 2020
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The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths.

More than 41.04 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,127,177 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 8,333,591 and 222,063, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 7,651,107, while the country's death toll soared to 115,914.

The other top 15 countries with the maximum amount of cases are Brazil (5,298,772), Russia (1,438,219), Argentina (1,037,325), Spain (1,005,295), France (1,000,369), Colombia (981,700), Peru (874,118), Mexico (867,559), the UK (792,194), South Africa (708,359), Iran (545,286), Chile (495,637), Italy (449,648), Iraq (438,265) and Bangladesh (393,131), the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 155,403.

The countries with a death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (87,415), the UK (44,248), Italy (36,705), Spain (34,366), France (34,075), Peru (33,875), Iran (31,346), Colombia (29,464), Argentina (27,519), Russia (24,786), South Africa (18,741), Chile (13,719), Indonesia (12,857), Ecuador (12,453), Belgium (10,489) and Iraq (10,418).






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