Global COVID-19 cases exceed 172.63mn, death toll over 3.71mn: WHO

The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the world had exceeded 172.63 million and the death toll surpassed 3.71 million as of Sunday, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Globally, as of 16:07 Central European Summer Time (CEST) on Sunday, there had been 172,630,637 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 3,718,683 deaths, reported to WHO.

As of June 1, a total of 1,638,006,899 vaccine doses had been administered around the world, WHO said on its COVID-19 dashboard.

The United States remains the country with the largest number of cases and fatalities related to COVID-19 in the world.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US had surpassed 33.36 million as of Sunday, with the death toll exceeding 597, 600, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Specifically, the country's case count rose to 33,362,247, with the death toll reaching 597,624 as of 19:23 Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Sunday, the CSSE tally showed.

The United States still leads the world in the numbers of both confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.

(Source: CCTV+ via Reuters) 



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