COVID-19: Cases hit 16 million worldwide

There are now more than 16 million known coronavirus cases worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, and 644,528 recorded deaths.

There are currently 16,046,986 confirmed cases.

More than 9.26 million people have recovered.

On Saturday the World Health Organisation warned that cases have been growing at around 1m per week for the last few weeks.

Here are the five countries with the highest numbers of cases:

US: 4,178,021
Brazil: 2,394,513
India: 1,385,635
Russia: 805,332
South Africa: 434,200


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