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NEW YORK – Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 8 million on Monday, reaching 8,003,021 as of 6.43 pm (2243 GMT), according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
Xinhua news agency reported that a total of 435,619 people worldwide have died of the disease, the data showed.
The United States suffered the most from the pandemic, with 2,110,791 cases and a death toll of 116,090. Countries with over 200,000 cases also include Brazil, Russia, India, Britain, Spain, Italy and Peru, according to the Johns Hopkins tally.