Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 16 million mark

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

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Published: Sat 25 Jul 2020, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Sun 26 Jul 2020, 7:41 AM

The total number of global Covid-19 infections surged past 16 million on Saturday, July 25, with the cases hitting 16,077,308. 
The death toll has crossed 644,237, according to global trackers.
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Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. The World Health Organisation referred to it as a pandemic on March 11, 2020.  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 three days. 

The US accounted for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities at 4,106,346 and 145,333, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil came in the second place with 2,287,475 infections and 85,238 deaths.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (1,288,108), and is followed by Russia (799,499), South Africa (421,996), Mexico (378,285), Peru (375,961), Chile (341,304), the UK (299,500), Iran (286,523), Spain (272,421), Pakistan (270,400), Saudi Arabia (262,772), Italy (245,590), Colombia (226,373), Turkey (224,252), Bangladesh (218,658), France (217,797), Germany (205,623), Argentina (153,520), Canada (115,115), Qatar (108,638) and Iraq (104,711), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (45,762), Mexico (42,645), Italy (35,097), India (30,601), France (30,195), Spain (28,432), Iran (15,289), Peru (17,843) and Russia (13,026).

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