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COVID-19 cases worldwide reach 8 million: Johns Hopkins University


The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worldwide have jumped to over 8 million on Monday (June 15), as shown on the running tally of US-based Johns Hopkins University.


With these confirmed cases, 435,619 were fatalities recorded globally while the 3.83 million marked the total number of recoveries.

As shown from the data, the US remains the worst-hit country with over 2.11 million infections, with a death toll exceeding to 116,000. On the other hand, Brazil with more than 888,200 cases, comes as the second highest number of infections worldwide but  the leading country when it comes to COVID-19 cases and deaths in Latin America.  

The list continues with Russia (536,484), India (343,091), the UK (298,315), Spain (244,109), Italy (237,290), Peru (232,992), France (194,305), Iran (189,876), Germany (187,682), Turkey (179,831), Chile (179,436), Mexico (150,264), Pakistan (144,478), Saudi Arabia (132,048) and Canada (100,763).

China, the origin of the virus, has registered 84,339 cases so far with 79,483 recoveries.  Meanhwile, the country's death toll stands at 4,638. Many questions in and outside China continue to raise with the barely changing figures.

Overall, the virus has spread to 188 countries and regions since the outbreak began. Despite the rising number of cases, most people who contract the virus suffer mild symptoms before making a recovery.
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