Global coronavirus deaths hit 900,000

PARIS (HRNW) – The global death toll from the coronavirus passed 900,000 on Wednesday, as worldwide cases topped 28.01 million.

The United States remains the world’s worst-affected country, with deaths exceeding 195,000 and cases exceeding 6.3 million. Brazil is in second place with more than 128,000 deaths followed by India with over 75,000 dead.

On Wednesday, India reported 95,529 new confirmed infections – its highest-ever daily jump – bringing its total to over 4.4 million and bumping Brazil and its 4.1 million cases to third place.

The Americas still account for more than half of all fatalities worldwide owing to high death counts in Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador.

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