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Worldwide death toll from COVID-19 passes 600,000

GENEVA: The number of coronavirus cases across the world has crossed 14.6 million, as more than 250,000 cases reported in a single day.
The pandemic has so far claimed over 608,987 lives, while 7,360 new deaths were recorded worldwide in 24 hours, the biggest daily rise since early May.
According to the latest data, 8,737,852 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.  The United States tops with nearly 3,898,550 cases and more than 143,289 deaths followed by Brazil with over 2,099,896 cases and more than 79,533 deaths.
India has reported 1,118,107 cases while 27,503 deaths due to the coronavirus. The country has the third-highest number of recorded infections in the world. In mainland China, where the pandemic is believed to have started, 16 new coronavirus cases were reported Sunday, 13 of them in Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western region of Xinjiang.
China has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 83,682 cases, with 78,799 recoveries. Meanwhile, in Spain, 28,420 fatalities and 307,335 infections were recorded.  Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, some 25 million Iranians may have been infected with coronavirus, as the government reimposed restrictions in the capital and elsewhere.

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In Australia, residents of the country’s second-largest city Melbourne must now wear masks when leaving their homes amid a rise in cases. Australia reported 12,069 cases while 123 deaths so far.
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