News World Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 16.62 million

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 16.62 million

More than 16.62 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 655,583​ have died, according to a Reuters tally.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

Cases have been reported from:

Africa: 860 452 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (452 529), Egypt (92 482), Nigeria (41 180), Ghana (33 624) and Algeria (27 973).

Asia: 3 908 711 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are India (1 483 156), Iran (293 606), Pakistan (275 225), Saudi Arabia (268 934) and Turkey (227 019).

America: 8 849 484 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are United States (4 290 263), Brazil (2 442 375), Mexico (395 489), Peru (389 717) and Chile (347 923).

Europe: 2 829 660 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Russia (818 120), United Kingdom (300 111), Spain (278 782), Italy (246 286) and Germany (206 242).

Oceania: 16 704 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Australia (14 935), New Zealand (1 207), Guam (349), French Polynesia (62) and Papua New Guinea (62).

Other: 696 cases have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

Deaths have been reported from:

Africa: 18 167 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are South Africa (7 067), Egypt (4 652), Algeria (1 163), Nigeria (860) and Sudan (720).

Asia: 90 035 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are India (33 425), Iran (15 912), Pakistan (5 865), Turkey (5 630) and Indonesia (4 838).

America: 342 800 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United States (148 011), Brazil (87 618), Mexico (44 022), Peru (18 418) and Chile (9 187).

Europe: 202 663 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United Kingdom (45 759), Italy (35 112), France (30 209), Spain (28 434) and Russia (13 354).

Oceania: 190 deaths; the 4 countries reporting deaths are Australia (161), New Zealand (22), Guam (5) and Northern Mariana Islands (2).

Other: 7 deaths have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

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