Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 170.724 million, death toll climbs past 3.550 million
A local resident looks out from behind barbed wires in a residential area that is under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) because of the COVID-19 pandemic, in Cheras on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on May 28, 2021.Chong Voon Chung/Xinhua/IANS

Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 170.724 million, death toll climbs past 3.550 million

Washington, June 1, 2021

The total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) worldwide, since the pandemic began in China in late 2019, crossed 170.724 million today while the global death toll climbed past 3.550 million.

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 594,568 deaths and a total of 33.264 million cases of infection so far.

India is in second place, in terms of cases of infection, at 28.175 million as of this morning, while it is placed third in the world in terms of deaths at 331,895.

Brazil has reported more than 16.545 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 462,791.

Mexico has reported the fourth highest number of deaths at 223,568 with a total of 2,413,742 cases so far.

France has recorded the fourth highest number of cases at 5,728,788, with 109,690 deaths so far.

Turkey has reported 5,249,404 cases of infection, the fifth highest, but the number of deaths in that country is relatively lower at 47,527.

Russia is the sixth country to cross five million cases of infection so far at 5,013,512 with 119,464 deaths till now.

The United Kingdom, in the seventh place, has reported 4,503,231 cases and 128,045 deaths so far. Italy is in the eighth place at 4,217,821 cases so far and 126,128 deaths.

The last two spots in the list of ten most affected countries are taken up by Argentina, with 3,781,784 cases and 78,093 deaths so far and Germany with 3,689,921 cases and 88,601 deaths.

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