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TThe global number of cases topped 16 million on Sunday, more than half of them in the Americas and the Caribbean, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 5:10 a.m. GMT.The 16,050,223 cases include 645,184 deaths, with the United States being the worst affected country, recording 4,178,021 infections and 146,460 deaths.

Latin America and the Caribbean recorded 4,328,915 cases and 182,501 deaths, followed by Europe with 3,052,108 cases and 207,734 deaths.

The World Health Organization says more than a million cases have been recorded in each of the past five weeks, with more than 280,000 reported as of July 24 alone.

The country with the highest number of deaths relative to its population is Belgium with 85 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Great Britain with 67, Spain 61, Italy 58 and Sweden 56.


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