The COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Death Toll Exceeds 18 Million with over 689,121 deaths

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There are now over 18 million confirmed COVID-19 cases globally, with over 689,121 fatalities, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.

The U.S. now has over 4.7 million infections and the death toll exceeds 157,000. California has become the first state to report more than 500,000 confirmed cases.

Latest developments on the global pandemic

Mexico now has the third highest number of deaths with 47,472 and a total case of 434,193. It registered more than 9,000 new cases for the first time on Saturday, reporting 9,556 new infections.

India’s COVID-19 cases tally surpassed 1.7 million on Sunday, reaching 1,754,117. The federal health ministry said 853 new deaths and 54,735 new positive cases were detected in the country. The official death toll has increased to 37,364.

Brazil on Saturday reported 45,392 new cases and 1,088 new deaths due to COVID-19. It now has registered 2,708,876 total cases and 93,616 fatalities.

Colombia recorded 10,673 new infections on Saturday, setting a new daily record. It now has 306,181 confirmed cases. The death toll increased by 225 to reach 10,330.

Hong Kong confirmed triple-digit daily increases for 12 straight days during a resurging Covid-19 wave, with the latest infections taking the overall tally to 3,511. It also recorded six Covid-19 deaths, the most number of fatalities in one day on record and reported 125 new cases.

Philippines reported 5,032 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day spike which brings the number of recorded infections to 103,185.

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