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Coronavirus Pandemic: Global COVID-19 cases approaching 26 million

Sept. 3, 2020, 9:33 a.m.

Washington: The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe with millions of people affected by the COVID-19 virus.

The coronavirus pandemic has created a crisis in the global economy as well with the COVID-19 lockdowns in several countries pushing the worldwide economy into a severe.recession.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 26 million mark, while the COVID-19 deaths have increased to over 861,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Thursday morning, the total number of coronavirus cases stood at 25,934,466 and the COVID-19 fatalities rose to 861,512, 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 coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths at 6,113,160 and 185,704 respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil came in second place with 3,997,865 coronavirus infections and 123,780 COVID-19 deaths.

In terms of coronavirus cases, India ranks third (3,769,523), and is followed by Russia (1,001,965), Peru (657,129), South Africa (630,595), Colombia (624,069), Mexico (610,957), Spain (479,554), Argentina (439,172), Chile (414,739), Iran (378,752), the UK (340,929), France (331,034), Bangladesh (317,528), Saudi Arabia (317,486), Pakistan (296,590), Turkey (273,301), Italy (271,515), Germany (247,411), Iraq (242,284), Philippines (226,440), Indonesia (180,646), Canada (131,941), Ukraine (128,833), Israel (121,464), Qatar (119,206), Bolivia (117,267), Ecuador (115,457) and Kazakhstan (105,944), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 coronavirus deaths are the India (66,333), Mexico (65,816), the UK (41,602), Italy (35,497), France (30,692), Spain (29,194), Peru (29,068), Iran (21,797), Colombia (20,052), Russia (17,365), South Africa (14,389) and Chile (11,344).

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