Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 181.589 million, global death toll goes past 3.932 million
A tourist visiting the Casa Batllo, a renowned building designed by architect Antoni Gaudi, in Barcelona, Spain, on June 27, 2021. Zhang Cheng/Xinhua/IANS

Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 181.589 million, global death toll goes past 3.932 million

Washington, June 29, 2021

The total number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) worldwide, since the pandemic broke out in late 2019, climbed past 181.589 million today while the global death toll has crossed 3.932 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 33.644 million cases and 604,225 deaths so far.

India is in second place, in terms of cases of infection, at 30.316 million as of this morning, while it is placed third in the world in terms of deaths at 397,637. India is only the second country after the US to have crossed 30 million cases.

Brazil has reported more than 18.448 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 514,092. 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 232,608 with a total of 2,507,453 cases of infection so far, the 15th highest.

France has recorded the fourth highest number of cases at 5,832,721 with 111,175 deaths so far.

Russia is now in fifth place with 5,428,961 cases so far and 132,314 deaths.

Turkey has dropped one place to sixth with 5,420,961 cases and 49,687 deaths till now.

The United Kingdom, in the seventh place, has logged 4,791,592 cases and 128,390 deaths so far.

Argentina is in the eighth place with 4,423,636 cases and 93,142 deaths so far. Italy is in ninth place with 4,259,133 cases and 127,542 deaths.

Colombia is in the 10th place with 4,187,194 cases and 105,326 deaths so far.


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