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Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Cross 33.52 Million, Death Toll at 1,002,898

Saudi Press Agency

Wednesday 1442/2/13 - 2020/09/30

London, September 30, 2020, SPA -- More than 33.52 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,002,898 have died, according to a Reuters tally.

India's coronavirus case tally surged to 6.23 million after it reported 80,472 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Wednesday. Deaths from coronavirus infections rose by 1,179 in the last 24 hours to 97,497, the ministry said.

The south Asian nation, which is second only to the United States in terms of total cases, has a scope for higher infections with a large chunk of the population still unexposed to the virus, a survey showed on Tuesday.

Russia on Wednesday reported 8,481 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the nationwide tally to 1,176,286. Authorities said 177 people had died, bringing the official death toll to 20,722.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

--SPA
11:28 LOCAL TIME 08:28 GMT
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