Global virus toll crosses 600,000: Johns Hopkins University

A child wearing a protective face mask plays on a sitting platform painted with social distancing circles on the elevated High Line Park in Manhattan on the first day of the park's re-opening following the outbreak of the COVID-19 in New York City, New York, US, on 16 July 2020
A child wearing a protective face mask plays on a sitting platform painted with social distancing circles on the elevated High Line Park in Manhattan on the first day of the park's re-opening following the outbreak of the COVID-19 in New York City, New York, US, on 16 July 2020Reuters

The global death toll from coronavirus disease, COVID-19, has surpassed 600,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

The number of fatalities worldwide stood at 600,665, and that of global COVID-19 infections surpassed 14 million, reports news agency UNB quoting Chinese media outlet Xinhua.

The United States remains the worst-hit nation in the world in absolute terms with 3,638,002 cases and 139,128 deaths.

More than 7.8 million people made recoveries, according to the latest tally.

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