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Global Covid-19 cases surpass 74.8mn; deaths now over 1.66mn

Washington, Dec 18, 2020-
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 74.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.66 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Friday, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 74,875,300 and 1,660,132, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 17,192,376 and 310,424, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 9,956,557, while the country’s death toll soared to 144,451.

The other countries with more than a million confirmed cases are Brazil (7,110,434), Russia (2,736,727), France (2,483,524), Turkey (1,955,680), the UK (1,954,268), Italy (1,906,377), Spain (1,785,421), Argentina (1,524,372), Colombia (1,468,795), Germany (1,438,438), Mexico (1,277,499), Poland (1,171,854) and Iran (1,138,530), the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 184,827.

The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are Mexico (115,769), Italy (67,220), the UK (66,150), France (59,733), Iran (53,095), Spain (48,777), Russia (48,568), Argentina (41,534), Colombia (39,787), Peru (36,858), Germany (24,611), Poland (24,345) and South Africa (24,011). (Agency)

India’s Covid tally 99,79,447 with 22,890 new cases

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