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Covid-19: Global cases mount to 37.7 million

Washington: The number of global Novel Coronavirus cases has reached 37.7 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 1,078,860 on Tuesday, Johns Hopkins University said.

The total number of cases stood at 37,738,569 and the fatalities increased to 1,078,868, 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 7,803,884 and 214,063, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 7,120,538, while the country’s death toll soared to 109,150.

The other countries cases are Brazil (5,103,408), Russia (1,305,093), Colombia (919,083) and Argentina (903,730) the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 150,689.

The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are Mexico (83,945), the UK (42,965), Italy (36,205) and Peru (33,305).

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