Worldwide COVID-19 cases climb past 189.482 million, death toll crosses 4.074 million
People waiting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Rome, Italy, on July 6, 2021. Alberto Lingria/Xinhua/IANS

Worldwide COVID-19 cases climb past 189.482 million, death toll crosses 4.074 million

Washington, July 17, 2021

The total number of COVID-19 cases so far worldwide, since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in December 2019, has climbed past 189.482 million while the global death toll has risen to 4,074,688.

A 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 remained the worst-hit country with 34.053 million cases and 608,815 deaths so far.

India is in second place, in terms of cases of infection, at 31.064 million as of this morning, while it is placed third in the world in terms of deaths at 413,091. India is only the second country after the US to have crossed 30 million cases and the third country, after the US and Brazil, to have registered more than 400,000 deaths.

Brazil has so far reported more than 19.308 million cases of infection, the third highest in the world, while, in terms of the number of deaths, it is second after the US, at 540,398. It is the second country after the US to record more than 500,000 deaths in the pandemic.

Mexico has reported the fourth highest number of deaths at 236,015 with a total of 2,642,068 cases of infection so far, the 16th highest.

France has recorded the fourth highest number of cases at 5,906,448 with 111,641 deaths so far.

Russia is in fifth place with 5,835,523 cases so far and 144,446 deaths.

Turkey is in the sixth spot with 5,514,373 cases and 50,450 deaths till now.

The United Kingdom, in the seventh place, has logged 5,353,245 million cases and 128,913 deaths so far.

Argentina is in the eighth place with 4,737,213 cases and 101,158 deaths so far.

Colombia is in the ninth spot with 4,601,335 cases and 115,333 deaths so far.

Italy is in the tenth spot with 4,281,214 cases and 127,851 deaths until now.


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