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Coronavirus Pandemic: Global COVID-19 cases continue to increase

Sept. 2, 2020, 12:56 p.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 has topped 25.6 million, while the deaths have increased to over 855,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Wednesday morning, the total number of coronavirus cases stood at 25,660,482 and the fatalities rose to 855,444, 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 6,073,174 and 184,644 respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil took the second spot with 3,950,931 coronavirus infections and 122,596 COVID-19 deaths.

In terms of coronavirus cases, India ranks third (3,691,166), and is followed by Russia (997,072), Peru (652,037), South Africa (628,259), Colombia (615,094), Mexico (606,036), Spain (470,973), Argentina (428,239), Chile (413,145), Iran (376,894), the UK (339,385), France (323,968), Saudi Arabia (316,670), Bangladesh (314,946), Pakistan (296,149), Turkey (271,705), Italy (270,189), Germany (246,015), Iraq (238,338), Philippines (224,264), Indonesia (177,571), Canada (131,422), Ukraine (126,279), Qatar (118,994), Israel (118,538), Bolivia (116,598), Ecuador (114,309) and Kazakhstan (105,872), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 coronavirus deaths are the India (65,288), Mexico (65,241), the UK (41,592), Italy (35,491), France (30,666), Spain (29,152), Peru (28,944), Iran (21,672), Colombia (19,662), Russia (17,250), South Africa (14,263) and Chile (11,321).

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