Global coronavirus cases surpass 30 million as deaths continue to rise – National

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The coronavirus continues to spread across the world, with the number of confirmed cases exceeding 30 million on Thursday and the death toll quickly approaching one million.As of 7:15 p.m. ET, 30,003,378 cases have been diagnosed worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Since COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019, it has killed more than 943,000 people worldwide.

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The number of reported COVID-19 cases first surpassed 10 million on June 28, then rose to 20 million just over six weeks later on August 10, according to data from Johns Hopkins.

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The United States remained the epicenter of the virus, with more than 6.6 million infections and more than 197,000 deaths.

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India recently saw a spike in coronavirus cases and overtook Brazil (4.4 million cases) to become the second hardest-hit country in the world, just below the United States

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India had more than 5.1 million confirmed cases on Wednesday – one million cases were reported last month.

Canada has reported more than 140,000 cases of the coronavirus, with 9,200 confirmed deaths.










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Canada has seen a steady rise in coronavirus cases in recent weeks as the weather cools and children and teachers return to school.

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The federal government has pledged billions of dollars in funding to provinces and territories to build testing capacity, while some provinces have started to re-impose measures to curb the spread of the virus.

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