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Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 30 Million

Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 30 Million

Friday, 18 September, 2020 - 09:15
FILE PHOTO: Gravediggers carry the coffin of Avelino Fernandes Filho, 74, who passed away from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during his funeral in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Worldwide confirmed coronavirus cases have crossed 30 million, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally.


The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 30 million on Thursday.


More than half of the registered cases are from the US, India and Brazil.


The number increased by 10 million in just over a month; global cases passed 20 million on August 12, The Associated Press reported.


The US leads the by-country count with at least 6,675,560 reported cases, followed by India with at least 5,214,677 and Brazil at 4,455, 386, the numbers showed.


Individual numbers could vary as the university's tally sometimes lags behind country reports.


The US also leads in the number of deaths at 197,643, followed by Brazil at 134,935 and India with a death toll of 84,372, the tally showed.


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