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Global coronavirus cases cross 36.15 million


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More than 36.15 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,052,602 have died, according to a Reuters tally published on Thursday.

With 211,912 deaths and 7,576,667 confirmed cases, the United States topped the list of twenty countries with the highest recorded infections and deaths in the world, followed by India, Brazil, Russia, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, Peru, Mexico, South Africa, France, the United Kingdom and Iran.


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Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

Nurse treats a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease in Sao Paulo, Brazil. File/Reuters

Brazil registered 5,000,694 confirmed cases of new coronavirus, up from 4,969,141 yesterday, the country's Health Ministry said in its website on Wednesday.

The total deaths in the country rose to 148,228 from 147,494 yesterday, the ministry added.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 4,058 to 310,144, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Thursday.

A man wearing a protective face mask walks past a cinema with the words “Stay at Home” on display in Berlin. File/AFP

The reported death toll rose by 16 to 9,578, the tally showed.

The Philippines' health ministry on Thursday reported 2,363 new coronavirus cases and 144 more deaths, the largest daily increase in casualties in more than three weeks.

In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed infections have reached 331,869, while deaths have increased to 6,069.


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