A woman wearing a face shield has her body temperature checked before a swab test amid the COVID-19 outbreak at Benda Baru village in Pamulang district, South Tangerang, Indonesia. July 17, 2020. (File photo: Xinhua)
NEW YORK, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 600,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
By 0050 GMT on Saturday, the number of fatalities worldwide stood at 600,665, and that of global COVID-19 infections surpassed 14 million.
The United States remains the worst-hit nation in the world in absolute terms with 3,638,002 cases and 139,128 deaths.