Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 179.169 million, global death toll climbs past 3.882 million
Passengers walking past the Overseas Passengers Terminal in Sydney, Australia, on March 29, 2021.Bai Xuefei/xinhua/IANS

Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 179.169 million, global death toll climbs past 3.882 million

Washington, June 23, 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 179.169 million today while the global death toll has risen past 3.882 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 33.565 million cases and 602,462 deaths so far.

India is in second place, in terms of cases of infection, at 30.028 million as of this morning, while it is placed third in the world in terms of deaths at 390,660. India is only the second country after the US to have crossed 30 million cases.

Brazil has reported more than 18.054 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 504,717. 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 231,505 with a total of 2,482,784 cases so far, the 15th highest.

France has recorded the fourth highest number of cases at 5,821,797 with 110,991 deaths so far.

Turkey has reported 5,381,736 cases of infection, the fifth highest, but the number of deaths in that country is relatively lower at 49,293.

Russia is the sixth country to cross five million cases of infection so far at 5,288,766 with 128,180 deaths till now.

The United Kingdom, in the seventh place, has logged 4,668,043 cases and 128,272 deaths so far.

Argentina is in the eighth place with 4,298,782 cases and 90,281 deaths so far. Italy is in ninth place with 4,254,294 cases and 127,322 deaths.

Colombia is in the 10th place with 3,997,021 cases and 101,302 deaths so far.


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