People taking swab testsfor COVID-19 in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 13, 2021.
People taking swab testsfor COVID-19 in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 13, 2021. Rachen Sageamsak/Xinhua/IANS

Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 178.491 million, global death toll goes past 3.866 million

Washington, June 21, 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 178.491 million today while the global death toll has risen past 3.866 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 601,824 deaths and a total of 33.541 million cases of infection so far.

India is in second place, in terms of cases of infection, at 29.935 million as of this morning, while it is placed third in the world in terms of deaths at 388,135.

Brazil has reported more than 17.927 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 501,825. It is the second country after the US to cross 500,000 deaths in the pandemic.

Mexico has reported the fourth highest number of deaths at 231,187 with a total of 2,477,283 cases so far, the 15th highest.

France has recorded the fourth highest number of cases at 5,819,088 with 110,900 deaths so far.

Turkey has reported 5,370,299 cases of infection, the fifth highest, but the number of deaths in that country is relatively lower at 49,185.

Russia is the sixth country to cross five million cases of infection so far at 5,255,214 with 127,206 deaths till now.

The United Kingdom, in the seventh place, has reported 4,646,068 cases and 128,240 deaths so far.

Argentina has moved up one place to eighth, with 4,268,789 cases and 89,043 deaths so far. Italy has moved one spot down to ninth place with 4,252,976 cases and 127,270 deaths.

Colombia is in the 10th place with 3,945,166 cases and 99,934 deaths so far.


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