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Washington, May 25, 2020
The global death toll due to coronavirus (COVID-19) has mounted to 345,122, according to the dashboard maintained by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at the Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the pandemic.
Data posted by the CSSE on its website today showed that the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide had gone past 5.411 million.
The United States continued to be the worst-hit country with more than 1.643 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 97,722 deaths so far.
Within the US, New York state accounted for 29,141 deaths, followed by 11,138 deaths in New Jersey, 6,372 in Massachusetts and 5,228 in Michigan.
After the US, the United Kingdom has recorded the most number of deaths at 36,875 with a total of 260,916 cases of infection so far -- the fourth highest in the world.
With a spike in the number of cases in recent days, Brazil is now placed second in terms of the number of cases, at 363,211. The country has reported 22,666 deaths so far.
Russia is now in third spot as far as number of cases go, at 344,481, with 3,541 deaths so far.
Italy has reported the third highest number of deaths at 32,785 with 229,858 cases in all so far, followed by Spain with 28,752 deaths and 235,772 cases, and France with 28,370 deaths and 182,709 cases
Among other European countries, Belgium has recorded 9,280 deaths so far, Germany 8,287, the Netherlands 5,841 and Sweden 3,998.
Among other countries, Iran has reported 7,417 deaths, Mexico 7,394, Canada 6,534, and Turkey 4,340.
India is now placed 10th in the world in terms of total cases of infection, which was 138,845 as of Wednesday morning, and 15th in terms of the number of deaths, which was 4,021.
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 82,971 cases and 4,634 deaths so far.