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Global COVID-19 death toll passes one million

Global COVID-19 death toll passes one million

By Dhanjay Deo , Naveel Krishant
Tuesday 29/09/2020
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The number of people worldwide who have died from Covid-19 has passed one million, with many regions still reporting surging numbers of new infections.

According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University the death toll now stands at 1,000,555.

The US has the world's highest death toll with about 205,000 fatalities followed by Brazil on 141,700 and India with 95,500 deaths.

The US has recorded more than seven million cases - more than a fifth of the world's total. After a second wave of cases in July, numbers dropped in August but appear to be on the rise again now.

The coronavirus has been spreading fast in India, with the country recording about 90,000 cases a day earlier in September.

Confirmed infections in India have reached six million - the second-highest after the US. However, given the size of its population India has seen a relatively low death rate.

Brazil has the highest number of deaths in Latin America and has recorded more than 4.7 million cases, the third highest in the world.

Elsewhere in the region, newly confirmed infections are also rising quickly in Argentina, which now has more than 700,000 cases.

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