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COVID-19 Cases Surpass 50 Million Worldwide

The total number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 50 million on Nov. 8, according to data from John Hopkins University (JHU), with 25% of the cases reported in the last 30 days.

The total number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 50 million on Nov. 8, according to data from John Hopkins University (JHU), with 25% of the cases reported in the last 30 days.

Data from JHU revealed that cases globally has reached a total of 50,313,694.

According to reports, the second wave of the pandemic last month brought a rapid surge of cases, making last October the worst month of the pandemic. In 21 days, 10 million cases has been added to the worldwide tally.

Previously, it took 32 days for the global cases to rise from 30 million to 40 million.

Data from JHU also showed that the United States made up 20% of the global cases with a total of 9,954,952 cases in the country, the highest number of cases in the world. The nationwide tally has seen a significant rise after recently reporting over 100,000 new cases for four consecutive days.

The U.S. is the first country to report over 100,000 new cases in a day.

Europe has also seen a surge in cases, reporting around 12 million cases, leading governments across the currently worst affected region to tighten restrictions and impose lockdowns, including in England, France, Germany, and Greece.

India followed the U.S. with 8,8507,754 cases, then followed by Brazil with 5,653,561, France with 1,835,187, and Russia with 1,760,420.

The total number of deaths worldwide has reached over 1.2 million with the U.S. reporting the highest number, followed by Brazil, India, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

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