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COVID-19: Global death toll crosses 450,000-mark

New York: The worldwide death toll from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has surpassed 450,000-mark on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Till Thursday evening, total 453,216 deaths were reported globally. Meanwhile, total COVID-19 positive cases around the world rose to 8,463,533, according to the CSSE.

The US has been the most affected country in the world with 2,189,128 cases and 118,386 deaths, followed by Brazil (47,748 deaths) and the United Kingdom (42,373 deaths).

In Brazil, so far, a total of 978,142 people have been infected with the virus while the United Kingdom has recorded 301,935 cases.

In terms of number of confirmed positive cases, Russia has been the third badly-hit country with 560,321 cases. The country has also recorded 7,650 casualties.

France and Spain have recorded more than 20,000 casualties each, the CSSE data showed.

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