WORLD Global COVID-19 cases top 40 mln: Johns Hopkins University

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Global COVID-19 cases top 40 mln: Johns Hopkins University

Xinhua

16:57, October 19, 2020

BEIJING, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The global COVID-19 caseload surpassed the milestone of 40 million on Monday, reaching 40,040,902, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

Security workers wearing face masks and face shields are seen at Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, on June 20, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

The number of victims who have succumbed to the disease worldwide totaled 1,113,750, the data showed.

The United States has suffered the most from the pandemic, with 8,154,936 cases and 219,674 fatalities, the tally showed.

Countries with more than 1,000,000 cases also include India, Brazil and Russia, according to the center's website.

Many countries and regions have seen a second wave of COVID-19 and a soaring number of new infections over the past months.

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