Global coronavirus cases exceed 15 million

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Washington - The United States accounts for the highest number of Covid-19 infections and deaths.

By Web Report

Published: Wed 22 Jul 2020, 9:36 AM

Last updated: Wed 22 Jul 2020, 6:25 PM

The number of global Covid-19 infections surged past 15 million on Wednesday, July 22, while the death toll has crossed 615,000, according to global trackers. (Live: Coronavirus cases in UAE and across the world)

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. The number of cases is now growing at an alarming rate. While it took more than three months for infections to cross 1 million, the latest 1 million infections were clocked in just about 5 days. 

The World Health Organisation referred to it as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.
As on July 22, the US accounts for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities at 3,899,072 and 141,992, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil follows with 2,159,654 infections and 81,487 deaths.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (1,155,354), and is followed by Russia (782,040), South Africa (381,798), Peru (362,087), Mexico (356,255), Chile (334,683), the UK (297,389), Iran (278,827), Spain (266,194), Pakistan (266,096), Saudi Arabia (255,825), Italy (244,752), Turkey (221,500), France (214,607), Bangladesh (210,510), Colombia (204,005), Germany (203,717), Argentina (136,118), Canada (113,473) and Qatar (107,430), the CSSE figures showed.
The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (45,507), Mexico (40,400), Italy (35,073), France (30,168), Spain (28,424), India (28,084), Iran (14,634), Peru (13,579) and Russia (12,561).


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