Global Cases of Covid-19 Exceeds 24mn; 821,654 Deaths

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  • Emergency Medical Technicians move a patient while wearing personal protective equipment outside of Elmhurst Hospital during the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., April 20, 2020. U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 42,000 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as more protesters gathered in state capitals to demand an early end to the lockdowns, while officials pleaded for patience until more testing becomes available. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

    Emergency Medical Technicians move a patient while wearing personal protective equipment outside of Elmhurst Hospital during the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Queens borough of New York, U.S., April 20, 2020. U.S. coronavirus deaths topped 42,000 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as more protesters gathered in state capitals to demand an early end to the lockdowns, while officials pleaded for patience until more testing becomes available. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 24 million on Wednesday, August 26, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

    Data from the CSEE showed that the global count reached 24,000,302 cases, with a total of 821,654 deaths worldwide as of Thursday, 15:28 pm local time.

    The United States has become the country that suffered most from the pandemic. The U.S has 5,807,480 cases and 179,235 fatalities.

    The second most-affected nation is Brazil with 3,669,995 cases and 116,580 deaths, while India confirmed more than 3.2 million cases.

    Countries with more than 500,000 cases also include Russia, South Africa, Peru, Mexico and Colombia. Nations with over 40,000 deaths include Mexico, India and Britain, the CSEE reported. 

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