COVID-19 death tally nears half a million globally

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The global death toll from Covid-19 reached 476,911 on Wednesday morning, according to the Centre for System Science and Engineering of Johns Hopkins University.
Besides, the number of confirmed cases now stood at 9,237,691, according to JHU data.
South American country Brazil has come up to the second position with 1,145,906 confirmed cases and 52,645 deaths so far, reports UNB.
Meanwhile, Russia, the third most infected country, confirmed 598,878 coronavirus cases and 8,349 deaths as of Wednesday.
Meanwhile, South Asian country India has come up to the fourth position with 440,215 confirmed Covid-19 cases. The country has so far reported 14,011 deaths.
Among the countries, the US has been the worst-hit with the highest recorded deaths of 121,217 patients and about 2,345,854 confirmed cases.
In the US, New York State alone counted 31,232 deaths till the date.
The UK has the third-highest death toll at 43,011, followed by Italy with 34,675, France 29,723 and Spain 28,325, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Coronavirus cases were first reported in China in December last year.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus crisis a pandemic on March 11.

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