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Monday, 14 June 2021 9.09 AM IST

17.19 crore covid cases across globe; 36 lakh deaths so far

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​​​​NEW YORK: The world is seeing a decline in the number of fresh coronavirus cases that are recorded daily. 171,899,564 has been infected across the globe by the deadly contagion since November 2019. While 154,588,884 have recovered, 3,575,254 have died so far. The US remains the worst-hit country with 34,133,807, followed by India, Brazil, France and Turkey. However, in the past seven days, India has added the highest number of fresh cases at 1,226,159, followed by Brazil (426,538) and Argentina (219,649).

Peru's COVID-19 death rate is found to be the worlds' worst after the government revised its data on Monday (local time).

The Peruvian Government has more than doubled the country's coronavirus death toll. The government updated the figure from 69,342 to 180,764 based on experts' advice, reported NHK World.

The government said that it took into consideration not only those who tested positive but also other criteria such as contact with people who have been confirmed to be infected.

Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University in the United States showed that the new figure has raised the ratio of the COVID-19 death in Peru to more than 500 per 100,000 people, surpassing the figure held by Hungary to become the worst in the world.

Prime Minister Violeta Bermudez said at a news conference that it is her government's duty to make public this updated information.

Peruvians have been struggling with the strain on the medical system as well as a shortage of cemeteries.

Experts had been pointing out that the government death toll did not reflect the real figure.

In Peru, a presidential run-off election is scheduled for Sunday. The response to the coronavirus is regarded as a major campaign issue among voters.

India reported 132,788 fresh Covid-19 infections today, taking the caseload to 28,307,832. With 3,207 new fatalities, the death toll is now at 335,102, according to MoHFW. India continues to be the second worst-hit nation. Test positivity rate has dropped to 6.57 per cent.

With 26,513 cases reported in the past 24 hours, Tamil Nadu is leading the state list. It is followed by Karnataka with 14,304 new infections. Maharashtra reported 14,123 cases. Kerala 19,760, and Andhra Pradesh 12,400 cases. The case count was 10,137 for West Bengal.

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