Global COVID-19 death toll crosses 600,000

India’s death toll also risen to 26,816 with 543 more deaths reported on Sunday.

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COVID-19 related death across the world has crossed 600,000 while the number of confirmed infections worldwide has passed 14.2 million on Sunday.

The United States has the highest COVID-19 death tally with 140,103 cases so far, according to the Johns Hopkins University data. The US is followed by Brazil with 78,772 fatalities and the UK with 45,358 cases so far.

India’s death toll has also risen to 26,816 with 543 more deaths reported on Sunday.

Of the world’s total number of positive cases, 3.7 million are in the United States, over two million in Brazil and over one million in India. With a record single-day jump of 38,902 COVID-19 cases, India’s tally rose to 10,77,618 on Sunday. The total number of recoveries increased to 6,77,422, according to the Union Health Ministry.

The US, Brazil, Russia, Peru, Chile, Mexico, South Africa, the UK, Iran, Pakistan, Spain are the 11 most COVID-19 affected countries in the world, the ministry stated.

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First Published:July 19, 2020, 1:46 p.m.

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