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Global coronavirus cases top 19 million

Over 713,400 people have died from the virus, while more than 11 million have recovered, says Johns Hopkins University

Sena Güler   | 07.08.2020
Global coronavirus cases top 19 million Kelar district of Sulaymaniyah, Iraq on June 29, 2020. ( Fariq Faraj Mahmood - Anadolu Agency )

ANKARA

Global coronavirus cases exceeded the 19 million mark Thursday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. 

The number of deaths from the virus has reached 713,406, with recoveries topping 11.48 million.

The US remains the worst-hit country, with over 4.88 million infections, while its death toll exceeds 160,000.

Brazil, which has the largest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Latin America, has the second-highest number of infections worldwide at over 2.91 million.

India, Russia, South Africa and Mexico are also among the hardest-hit countries in the world.

China, ground zero of the virus, has registered 88,452 cases so far, including 4,680 deaths and 81,593 recoveries.

The virus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions since late last year.

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