Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 22 million on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
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The global case count reached 22,046,135, with a total of 778,557 deaths worldwide as of 8:27 p.m. local time (0027 GMT Wednesday), the CSSE data showed.
The United States has suffered the most from the pandemic, with 5,480,487 cases and 171,687 fatalities, followed by Brazil with 3,359,570 cases and 109,888 deaths. India confirmed more than 2.7 million cases.
Countries with more than 400,000 cases also include Russia, South Africa, Peru, Mexico and Colombia, while other countries with over 30,000 deaths include Mexico, India, Britain, Italy and France, according to the center.