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Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1 million -- Johns Hopkins University

By Xinhua

Added 30th September 2020 08:11 PM

The global death toll is now at 1,009,349, with a total of more than 33.7 million cases worldwide as of 7:45 p.m. (Wednesday), the CSSE data showed.

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 1 million -- Johns Hopkins University

woman passes a graffito reminding people to wear masks on a street in Tlaxcala, Mexico, Sept. 10, 2020. (Photo by Jesus Alvarado/Xinhua)

The global death toll is now at 1,009,349, with a total of more than 33.7 million cases worldwide as of 7:45 p.m. (Wednesday), the CSSE data showed.

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Global COVID-19 deaths reached the grim milestone of 1 million on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

The global death toll is now at 1,009,349, with a total of more than 33.7 million cases worldwide as of 7:45 p.m. (Wednesday), the CSSE data showed.

The United States remains the worst-hit nation, with 7,199,139 cases and 206,252 deaths, accounting for more than 20 percent of the global caseload and death toll, respectively. 

U.S. national flags representing the 200,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in the United States are placed on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the United States, on Sept. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)


Brazil recorded 142,921 deaths, just shy of the U.S. death toll. India has the world's third-largest fatalities of 97,497 and the second largest caseload of more than 6 million.

Countries with over 30,000 fatalities also include Mexico, Britain, Italy, Peru, France and Spain.

Global COVID-19 death toll surpassed 500,000 on June 28, and the number doubled in three months.

Given the seasonality of the infectious disease, the United States could continue to see an upward trend in new cases and deaths in the coming months as fall begins, warned some U.S. health experts.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington said it projects 371,509 people in the United States may have died of COVID-19 by Jan. 1, 2021, based on current projection scenario.

Meanwhile, the second wave of the pandemic has swept across a number of European countries which have been witnessing a resurgence in new cases and deaths.

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