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Global Covid cases soar to 36,802,708

| Updated: October 11, 2020 23:13:28

Global Covid cases soar to 36,802,708

The global Covid-19 cases have reached 36,802,708 on Sunday with 1,067,101 deaths worldwide, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The US, the world’s worst hit country, has counted 7, 663,033 cases with 213,739 deaths as of today, according to the data.

Besides, Anthony Fauci, a top US expert on infectious disease, on Friday identified a White House ceremony unveiling President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, as "a super-spreader event" for Covid-19, reports UNB.

Trump tested positive for Covid-19 on October 1 and was later admitted to hospital before returning to the White House to continue to receive treatment.

However, the Covid-19 pandemic continued to spread in Asia-Pacific countries as the tally in India rose to 6,906,151 on Saturday, according to JHU data.

The death toll in India reached 106,490 as of today.

India recorded 70,496 fresh cases of coronavirus and 964 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases to 6.9 million (69 lakh), shows India's Health Ministry data released on Friday.

A total of 78,365 people also successfully fought off the viral disease over the last 24 hours, bringing down the overall active cases to almost 13 per cent of the total caseload, it said.

According to the government figures, the total Covid cases in India now stand at 69,06,151, including 8,93,592 active cases, 59,06,069 recoveries and 1,06,490 total deaths.

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