Global coronavirus deaths surpass 600K

WEAR MASK. Passengers wearing face masks ride a SkyTrain in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, on July 18, 2020. As new Covid-19 cases in British Columbia continued to tick upwards, health officials urged those who can to wear a mask on transit and in other confined spaces, such as grocery stores. (Photo by Liang Sen/Xinhua)

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.


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