COVID-19 Cases Reach 10 Millions Globally

COVID-19 Cases Reach 10 Millions Globally

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Medical University of South Carolina healthcare providers dress in protective suiting as they get ready to see patients by the hospital's drive-through tent for patients who are being tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Citadel Mall parking lot Friday, March 13, 2020, in Charleston, South Carolina. | Mic Smith/AP Photo

The number of coronavirus cases confirmed worldwide rose to 10 million on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

The United States, Brazil and Russia are listed as having the largest number of cases in real terms, with their caseloads recorded as 2.5 million, 1.3 million and 634,000, respectively.

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The U.S. has seen its caseload rise at the fastest rate in recent weeks.

The novel coronavirus, which causes a potentially deadly respiratory illness called COVID-19, has affected the vast majority of countries, and responses have varied greatly, depending on national income, health care system and other factors.

As a result, the death toll in relation to the overall caseload has varied greatly from country to country.

The U.S., Brazil and UK rank the highest in terms of mortality rate with 128,437, 57,658, and 43,550 respectively.

In Africa, South Africa, Egypt and Nigeria have recorded the highest number of cases at 138,134, 65,188, and 24,567 respectively.

Mortality rate in Africa has been high with a total of 9,698 COVID-19 deaths recorded in 57 countries.

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