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Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 600,000 With Almost 14.5 Million Cases



The death toll of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 600,000 people according to new data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The data also pegged the total number of infections at almost 14.5 million cases. A substantial number has recovered at 8.6 million leaving a little over 5.2 million active cases.

The United States tops the chart with almost 4 million cases and a quarter of the global deaths from the deadly virus.

Brazil and India follow with two million and one million cases respectively. Russia comes fourth with 770,000 confirmed cases.

South Africa makes it to the top five with 350,000 cases and 5,000 deaths, the largest on the African continent.

The coronavirus has brought the global economy to a stagnation since it began spreading to other parts of the world in early February.

While many countries have relaxed the lockdown imposed on their territories, the race is still on to find a vaccine which could cure the disease and bring normalcy.