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World Corona cases top 10.6mn, Check the list of worst hit countries

The US accounted for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities with 2,685,806 and 128,061

Thursday July 2, 2020 10:08 AM, ummid.com with inputs from IANS

World Corona Update

Washington: The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has increased to over 10.6 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 515,000, according to Johns Hopkins University Covid-19 tracker.

As of Thursday morning, the total number of cases increased to 10,667,217, while the fatalities stood at to 515,542, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Worst Coronavirus Countries

The US accounted for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities with 2,685,806 and 128,061, respectively, according to the CSSE. Brazil came in the second place with 1,448,753 infections and 60,632 deaths.

In terms of cases, Russia ranks third (653,479), and is followed by India (585,493), the UK (314,992), Peru (288,477), Chile (282,043), Spain (249,659), Italy (240,760), Mexico (231,770), Iran (230,211), Pakistan (213,470), France (202,981), Turkey (201,098), Germany (195,893), Saudi Arabia (194,225), South Africa (159,333), Bangladesh (149,258) and Canada (106,288), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (43,991), Italy (34,788), France (29,864), Mexico (28,510), Spain (28,364), India (17,400) and Iran (10,958).

176 new Covid-19 deaths in UK

As many as 176 new COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Tuesday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 43,906, the British Department of Health and Social Care said.

The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday.

As of Wednesday morning, 313,483 people have tested positive for the disease in Britain, a daily increase of 829, according to the department. There have been 9,662,051 tests of the novel coronavirus in the country, with 226,398 tests on Tuesday, said the department.

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