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Global COVID-19 death toll passes 1 million with European nations among worst hit
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 28 - 09 - 2020

It has been 202 days since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic.
The deadly virus has now killed over one million people globally with a total of 33,311,425 infections registered from a huge number of nations, according to Worldometers, which collects data from a number of official sources.
European nations have not been spared by the coronavirus surges and were long considered the pandemic's epicentre. "It's going to get tougher. In October, November, we are going to see more mortality," Hans Kluge, director of WHO's European office, said on Sept. 14.
While the death toll keeps rising, Euronews has kept a check on which countries have had the most casualties across the globe so far.
The United-States have confirmed the most fatalities with 209,453 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, followed by Brazil (141,776) and India (95,574).
The United States of America reported on Sunday 49,871 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 853 death cases. According to statistics issued by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of confirmed cases in United States reached 7,059,087 and 204,033 deaths.
In New Delhi, India announced on Monday 82,170 new coronavirus infections and 1,039 deaths during the past 24 hours. According to the Indian Ministry of Health, the total number of deaths from the virus rose to 95,542, while the number of confirmed infections exceeded the barrier of 6 million.
Four European states are amongst the top ten of worst-hit countries: United Kingdom, Italy, France and Spain.
As for the deaths per 100,000 population, Belgium, Andorra and Spain rank at the top of worst-affected countries in Europe with 88.2, 73.9 and 67.3 respectively.
In Abuja, Nigeria reported 136 new cases of Novel Coronavirus and three deaths. The Nigerian Ministry of Health said in a statement today that the total number of cases of the virus in the country reached 58,334 cases, while the total number of deaths reached 1,109. — Agencies


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