Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 177.831 million, global death toll rises past 3.851 million
People walking near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France on June 17, 2021. French Prime Minister Jean Castex on Wednesday announced that people could stop wearing face masks outdoors starting from Thursday and the night-time curfew will also be lifted starting Sunday as the country's COVID-19 indicators continue to drop. Gao Jing/Xinhua/IANS

Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 177.831 million, global death toll rises past 3.851 million

Washington, June 19, 2021

The total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) worldwide, since the pandemic broke out in late 2019, climbed to 177.831 million today while the global death toll has risen past 3.851 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 601,571 deaths and a total of 33.516 million cases of infection so far.

India is in second place, in terms of cases of infection, at 29.823 million as of this morning, while it is placed third in the world in terms of deaths at 385,137.

Brazil has reported more than 17.801 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 498,499.

Mexico has reported the fourth highest number of deaths at 230,959 with a total of 2,471,741 cases so far, the 15th highest.

France has recorded the fourth highest number of cases at 5,814,648 with 110,864 deaths so far.

Turkey has reported 5,359,728 cases of infection, the fifth highest, but the number of deaths in that country is relatively lower at 49,071.

Russia is the sixth country to cross five million cases of infection so far at 5,220,168 with 126,300 deaths till now.

The United Kingdom, in the seventh place, has reported 4,626,915 cases and 128,220 deaths so far. Italy is in the eighth place at 4,250,902 cases so far and 127,225 deaths.

In the ninth spot is Argentina, with 4,242,763 cases of infection and 86,247 deaths so far.

Colombia is in the 10th place with 3,888,614 cases and 98,746 deaths so far.


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