Global COVID-19 death toll crosses 430,000, total cases go past 7.786 million
People wearing face masks are seen in Rabat, Morocco, on June 12, 2020. Chadi/Xinhua/IANS)

Global COVID-19 death toll crosses 430,000, total cases go past 7.786 million

Washington, June 14, 2020

The total number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across the world has gone past 7.786 million while the global death toll has reached 430,128.

The dashboard maintained by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at the Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the pandemic, showed that the United States continued to be the worst-hit country with 115,436 deaths and a total of 2.074 million cases so far.

Within the US, New York state accounted for 30,795 deaths, followed by 12,621 deaths in New Jersey, 7,576 in Massachusetts, 6,289 in Illinois, 6,211 in Pennsylvania, 6,095 and 6,013 in Michigan.

Brazil is in second place, with a total of 850,514 cases and 42,720 deaths so far.

Russia is in third place as far as the number of cases is concerned at 519,458 with 6,819 deaths, the 13th highest in the world.

India is now in fourth place with a total of 320,922 cases so far. In terms of deaths reported, it is placed ninth with 9,195 fatalities as of this morning.

The United Kingdom has reported the third highest number of deaths at 41,747, with a total of 295,825 -- the fifth highest in the world.

Italy has reported the fifth highest number of deaths at 34,301 with 236,651 cases in all so far, the seventh highest in the world.

France has reported 29,401 deaths and 193,746 cases and Spain 27,136 deaths and 243,605 cases.

Among other countries, Mexico has recorded 16,872 deaths, Belgium 9,650, Germany 8,793, Iran 8,730 and Canada 8,183.

China, where the pandemic first broke out in December before it spread to more than 200 countries, territories and areas around the world, has reported a total of 4,634 deaths so far, with no new fatalities for the past several days.

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