NEW YORK: Global coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) deaths have surpassed the 600,000 mark to reach 600,435 as of 7:34 p.m. local time on Saturday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Meanwhile, the total Covid-19 cases around the world rose to 14,210,040, according to the CSSE.
The United States has reported 3,698,209 cases and 139,960 deaths, both the highest worldwide. Other countries with over 30,000 fatalities include Brazil, Britain, Mexico, Italy and France, the CSSE data showed.
The global death toll briefly topped 600,000 Friday night local time on the CSSE tally, but was then fixed to below the mark earlier Saturday.