Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Cross 30.71 Million, Death Toll at 953,901
Saudi Press Agency
Sunday 1442/2/3 - 2020/09/20
London, September 20, 2020 SPA -- More than 30.71 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 953,901 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
India's coronavirus case tally surged to 5.4 million as it added 92,605 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed on Sunday. The country has posted the highest single-day caseload in the world since early August, and lags behind only the United States, which has 6.7 million cases in terms of total infections. A total of 1,113 people died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said, taking mortalities to 86,752, which is a relatively low 1.6% of all cases.
Russia reported 6,148 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the second straight day when the daily number of cases exceeded 6,000, taking the national tally of infections to 1,103,399. The country's coronavirus crisis centre said 79 people had died of the disease in the last 24 hours, bringing the Russian death toll to 19,418.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
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