World Covid-19 Cases Cross 10 Million Mark, Death Toll Tops 500,000

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The confirmed cases of COVID-19 surpassed 10 million on Saturday night, with the United States ad Brazil posting huge figures.

The death toll has also surpassed 500,000, according to the latest figures by worldometers.info.

United States and Brazil are largely responsible for the huge caseload.

In a resurgence of cases, the United States posted 40,521 cases, more than 25% of the 166,410 cases recorded by 23:00 GMT.

U.S. death toll also increased to 128,132, again more than a quarter of the world’s.

Brazil also garnered high figure on Saturday night, with 33,613 cases and death toll of 57,070.

Overall, the U.S. has reported 2,589,188 cases.

Global figures are 10,052,539 confirmed cases and 500,162 deaths.

Brazil’s share in confirmed cases was 1,313,667.

Russia and India are the two other countries with cases above 500,000.

While Russia has a cumulative total of 627,646 cases by Saturday, India has 529,577.

However, both countries have been able to keep their death tolls below 20,000.

Russia’s death toll was 8,969 and India’s 16,103.

The death toll was only worse in Britain( 43,514), Italy(34,716) and Spain 28,341.

Outside of Europe, Mexico and Iran have also reported high number of deaths.

Mexico has 25,779 and Iran 10,364.

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'Dotun Akintomide's journalism works intersect business, environment, politics and developmental issues. Among a number of local and international publications, his work has appeared in the New York Times. He's a winner of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Award. Currently, the Online Editor at The New Diplomat, Akintomide has produced reports that uniquely spoke to Nigeria's experience on Climate Change issues. When Akintomide is not writing, volunteering or working on a media project, you can find him seeing beautiful sites like the sandy beaches that bedecked the Lagos coastline.

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