Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 171.675 million, global death toll rises past 3.691 million
Teachers and other education personnel receiving COVID-19 vaccines at a vaccination centre at Teras Kota Shopping Center in South Tangerang, Indonesia, on May 28, 2021.Agung Kuncahya B./Xinhua/IANS

Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 171.675 million, global death toll rises past 3.691 million

Washington, June 3, 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 171.675 million today while the global death toll climbed past 3.691 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 595,825 deaths and a total of 33.307 million cases of infection so far.

India is in second place, in terms of cases of infection, at 28.441 million as of this morning, while it is placed third in the world in terms of deaths at 337,989.

Brazil has reported more than 16.720 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 467,706.

Mexico has reported the fourth highest number of deaths at 228,146 with a total of 2,423,928 cases so far.

France has recorded the fourth highest number of cases at 5,739,995, with 109,841 deaths so far.

Turkey has reported 5,263,697 cases of infection, the fifth highest, but the number of deaths in that country is relatively lower at 47,768.

Russia is the sixth country to cross five million cases of infection so far at 5,031,583 with 120,217 deaths till now.

The United Kingdom, in the seventh place, has reported 4,510,597 cases and 128,057 deaths so far. Italy is in the eighth place at 4,223,200 cases so far and 126,283 deaths.

The last two spots in the list of ten most affected countries are taken up by Argentina, with 3,852,156 cases and 79,320 deaths so far and Germany with 3,698,004 cases and 88,945 deaths.


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