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Coronavirus: Number of cases worldwide crosses half a million; India records 16 deaths, 694 patients


The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the world crossed half a million on Friday, with the US leading with 85,505 cases. The pandemic has infected 5,31,708 people globally, and killed 24,053 people across 175 countries or territories, according to an estimate by Johns Hopkins University. As many as 1,22,203 people have recovered.

In India, 16 people have died of Covid-19 so far. The number of patients rose to 694, which includes those who have recovered and 633 active cases. The jump of 88 new cases since Wednesday was the highest in a ...


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