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Global nCoV cases reach 38.8 million

Washington: The number of global Novel Coronavirus cases has reached 38.8 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 1,097,180 on Friday, Johns Hopkins University said.

The total number of cases stood at 38,833,032 and the fatalities increased to 1,097,189, 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 7,977,097 and 217,754, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 7,307,097, while the country’s death toll soared to 111,266.

The other countries cases are Brazil (5,169,386), Russia (1,346,380), Argentina (949,063) and Colombia (936,982)the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 152,460.

The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are Mexico (85,285), UK (43,383), Italy (36,372) and Spain (33,553).

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