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Global coronavirus cases surpass 30 million

Virus-linked deaths over 943,200 worldwide, while more than 20.39 million have recovered, says Johns Hopkins University

Sena Güler   | 18.09.2020
Global coronavirus cases surpass 30 million A woman wears a face mask as a preventive measure against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Madrid, Spain on September 16, 2020. Several regions in Spain are considering tightening restrictions as new coronavirus infections continued to accelerate on Wednesday, with the Health Ministry reporting nearly 11,200 new daily cases. Over the last two weeks, more than 120,000 infections have been diagnosed and pressure on the health care system is growing. In the last 24 hours, 1,315 people were hospitalized, outpacing by 200 the number of patients who were released. Testing is also increasingly falling behind, with 13% of coronavirus tests coming back positive. ( Burak Akbulut - Anadolu Agency )


Global coronavirus cases exceeded the 30 million mark Thursday, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University. 

The number of deaths from the virus has reached 943,203, with recoveries topping 20.39 million.

The US remains the worst-hit country with over 6.66 million infections, while its death toll exceeds 197,500.

India follows the US with the second-highest number of infections worldwide at over 5.11 million.

Brazil, which has the largest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in Latin America, comes in third globally with over 4.41 million infections.

Russia, Peru and Colombia are also among the hardest-hit countries in the world.

China, ground zero of the virus, has registered 90,262 cases so far, including 4,736 deaths and 85,174 recoveries.

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

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