Global COVID-19 cases reach 12.75M


    LONDON. — More than 12.75 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 563,942​ have died, according to a Reuters tally.

    Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

    The 10 countries with infections are: US (3,262,964), Brazil (1,839,850), India (820,916), Russia (720,547), Peru (322,710), United Kingdom (320,407), Chile (312,029), Mexico (295,268), Spain (271,762), and South Africa (264,184).

    The Philippines is No. 35th in the list with 54,222 confirmed cases as of Saturday.

    The US also has the most number of deaths with 134,659, followed by Brazil (71,469), and India (22,123).

    The Department of Foreign Affairs said 50 more overseas Filipinos were infected with COVID-19 while 17 more have died of the virus.

    The number of overseas Filipinos afflicted with the virus now stands at 8,854 in 64 countries while there are now 611 deaths.

    Eight new recoveries were also reported, bringing the total recoveries to 5,274 while 2,969 are undergoing treatment.

    The DFA said the 17 new deaths were recorded all in the Middle East, the region with the highest number of Filipinos with the virus as well as fatalities at 6,429 and 343, respectively, for the past weeks.

    Europe has 1,047 cases and 95 fatalities while the Americas reported 699 cases and 169 deaths. The Asia-Pacific region had 679 Pinoy cases and four deaths. – With Ashzel Hachero

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