The global death toll from the coronavirus passed 900,000 on Wednesday, as worldwide cases neared 28 million, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

The United States remained the world’s worst-affected country, with deaths exceeding 190,000 and cases exceeding 6.3 million. Brazil is in second place with more than 127,000 deaths followed by India with more than 75,000 dead.

On Thursday, India recorded another one day record increase in new coronavirus infections, logging 95,735 new cases. With reported infections nearing 4.5 million, it bumped Brazil and its almost 4.2 million cases to third place this week.


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