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Global Novel Coronavirus cases reach 28.8 million

Washington: The number of global Novel Coronavirus cases has reached 28.8 million. While the deaths have increased to over 922,000 on Monday, Johns Hopkins University said.

The total number of cases stood at 28,891,676 and the fatalities rose to 922,441, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US accounted for the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 6,519,121 and 194,041 respectively, according to the CSSE.

India is currently in the second place in terms of cases at 4,754,356, while the country’s death toll stood at 78,586.

In terms of cases, Brazil ranks third (4,330,455), and is followed by Russia (1,059,024), Peru (722,832), Colombia (708,964), Mexico (668,381), South Africa (649,793) and Spain (566,326) the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 20,000 deaths were the Brazil (131,625), Mexico (70,821), the UK (41,717), Italy (35,610), France (30,903), Peru (30,526), Spain (29,747) and Iran (23,157).


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