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Global Covid cases top 50.9 million

November 10, 2020 00:00:00

Global confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 50.9 million on Monday night, according to worldometer data.

The number of global Covid-19 cases rose to 50,950,221 and 1,264,900 people have died from the virus infections, report agencies.

The US has the highest case tally in the world, as the country recorded 9,962,900 cases with 237,567 fatalities.

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported a record-high average daily increase of Covid-19 cases at nearly 100,000, a new milestone since the onset of the pandemic in the country.

The seven-day average daily cases and deaths have been on sharp rise recently, and stood at 99,320 and 938, respectively, as of Sunday, CDC data showed.

Daily case count in the country set a new record on Friday at 132,830, which is an all-time high in the United States and around the world, according to the CDC.

Saturday was the fourth day in a row the country broke its case count record, according to The COVID Tracking Project.

A total of 715,000 cases were reported last week, which means that one in every 462 people in the United States tested positive for Covid-19 last week, according to the project.

Countries with more than 1.1 million cases also include Russia, France, Spain, Argentina, Britain and Colombia, while other countries with over 40,000 deaths include India, Mexico, Britain, Italy and France, according to the center.

Global cases topped 30 million on Sept. 17, and rose to 40 million on Oct. 19. It took 32 days for the global caseload to jump from 30 million to 40 million, and only 20 days from 40 million to 50 million.

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