Global COVID-19 cases surpass 25 million

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks with France's President Emmanuel Macron, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases around the world has surpassed 25 million, according to Johns Hopkins University on Sunday.

With the total COVID-19 cases around the world reaching 25,009,250, the death toll worldwide has risen to 842,702 as of 0700 GMT, the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University showed.

The United States reported the most COVID-19 cases and deaths, which stood at 5,961,582 and 182,779 respectively, accounting for almost a quarter of the global confirmed cases, and more than one fifth of the global death toll.

Brazil recorded 3,846,153 cases and 120,262 deaths, second only to the United States. India, following Brazil, has confirmed more than 3.5 million cases.

Countries with over 500,000 cases also include Russia, Peru, South Africa, Colombia and Mexico, while countries with over 40,000 deaths include Mexico, India and Britain, according to the CSSE. Enditem

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