Coronavirus infections worldwide surpass 10 million, data shows

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Confirmed cases of the new coronavirus passed the 10 million mark early Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, deaths worldwide attributed to the virus have approached the 500,000 mark, the university’s Coronavirus Resource Center says on its website.

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The United States remained the No. 1 nation in terms of confirmed infections and deaths, with 2.5 million cases and more than 125,000 deaths.

A number of states – including Florida, Texas and Arizona – set new single-day records for infections on Saturday, with Florida reporting 20% ​​of all new cases reported in the United States.

The state’s public health department has reported more than 9,600 new cases, surpassing a record 9,000 a day earlier.

In Texas, Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order Friday limiting certain outdoor activities and social gatherings as the state suspended plans to reopen due to increased infection.

Arizona reported 3,600 new cases on Saturday and was speeding up hospital readiness.

Globally, Brazil ranks second behind the United States for infections and deaths, with 1.3 million confirmed cases and more than 57,000 deaths.

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Russia finished the top 5 infections (633,500); India (nearly 529,000); and Great Britain (nearly 312,000).

Great Britain (43,500) completed the top 5 deaths; Italy (34,700); and France (29,700).

Caitlin McFall of Fox News contributed to this story.

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