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COVID-19 global count nearing one crore, death toll close to five lakhs

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WASHINGTON: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has risen by over 177,000 in the past 24 hours and is nearing 1 crore mark, World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. As of Friday, 9.4 million persons have tested positive for the virus and the death toll has topped 480,000, it said.

On Thursday, the WHO reported 167,056 new cases and 5,336 related deaths.


The fresh daily situation report estimates the number of infections confirmed in the past 24 hours at 177,012. Further, 5,116 virus-related deaths were reported over the same period, taking the toll to 484,249.

The Americas lead the count with over 4.7 million cases, followed by Europe with more than 2.6 million.

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