Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 184.386 million, global death toll goes past 3.988 million
People dining in the outdoor area of a restaurant in Barcelona, Spain, on June 26, 2021.Zhang Cheng/Xinhua/IANS

Worldwide COVID-19 cases cross 184.386 million, global death toll goes past 3.988 million

Washington, July 6, 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 184.386 million today while the global death toll has crossed 3.988 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 33.736 million cases and 605,788 deaths so far.

India is in second place, in terms of cases of infection, at 30.619 million as of this morning, while it is placed third in the world in terms of deaths at 403,281. India is only the second country after the US to have crossed 30 million cases and the third country, after the US and Brazil, to have registered more than 400,000 deaths.

Brazil has reported more than 18.792 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 525,112. It is the second country after the US to cross the mark of 500,000 deaths in the pandemic.

Mexico has reported the fourth highest number of deaths at 233,689 with a total of 2,541,873 cases of infection so far, the 15th highest.

France has recorded the fourth highest number of cases at 5,852,596 with 111,419 deaths so far.

Russia is now in fifth place with 5,591,030 cases so far and 137,005 deaths.

Turkey is in the sixth spot with 5,449,464 cases and 49,959 deaths till now.

The United Kingdom, in the seventh place, has logged 4,975,620 cases and 128,532 deaths so far.

Argentina is in the eighth place with 4,552,750 cases and 96,521 deaths so far.

Colombia is in the ninth spot with 4,375,861 cases and 109,466 deaths so far.

Italy is in the tenth spot with 4,264,704 cases and 127,704 deaths until now.


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