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Total number of COVID-19 cases hits 20 million Updated: 2020-08-10 10:03:49 KST

The number of COVID-19 cases around the world has reached another milestone.
According to the Worldometer, globally recorded coronavirus infections hit 20 million as of Monday, Korean time, with the death toll reaching over 733-thousand.
It took around six months since COVID-19 was first reported for the total number of cases to reach 10 million, and only another 43 days for it to reach to 20 million.
The U.S. has the highest number of COVID-19 cases with more than five million reported cases, followed by Brazil and India.
But New York once the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S. is seeing some progress, with its percentage of positive tests dropping below one percent last Friday.
As of Monday, Brazil surpassed over three million COVID-19 cases and hundred-thousand deaths.
Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro has been criticized for his response to the virus, calling it a "little flu" and refusing to wear a mask in public.
Meanwhile in India, the total number of COVID-19 cases surpassed two.two million.

"If all government agencies dealt with COVID-19 well from the beginning, our country would have been better off, but they couldn't control the spread."

India went into lockdown in March, but had to reopen two months later due to the economic impact of the lockdown.
Jang Tae-hyun, Arirang News.
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