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Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1.1m

Published : 17 Oct 2020, 01:45

  DF News Desk

Medical workers help a woman, suspected of contracting the coronavirus at a hospital in Kommunarka, outside Moscow, Russia on Sept. 1, 2020. File Photo Xinhua.

Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 1.1 million on Friday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, reported Xinhua.

The global death toll rose to 1,100,364, while there were more than 39 million cases worldwide as of 12:24 p.m. (1624 GMT), the CSSE data showed.

The United States remains the worst-hit nation, with 7,997,969 cases and 217,987 deaths. Brazil recorded 152,460 deaths, second only to the U.S. death toll. India has the world's third largest death toll of 112,161 and the second largest caseload of more than 7.3 million.

Countries with over 33,000 fatalities also include Mexico, Britain, Italy, Spain, Peru and France.

The global COVID-19 death toll reached the grim milestone of 1 million on Sept. 28.