The worldwide COVID-19 death toll surpassed 500,000 on Sunday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
As of early Sunday evening, the university’s count of coronavirus deaths reached 500,108, with more than 25 percent of the total taking place in the U.S and more than 11 percent in Brazil. The U.S. has recorded at least 125,747 deaths, while Brazil has documented 57,070.
Behind the U.S. and Brazil, the U.K. has counted 43,634 deaths, or 8 percent of the total, and Italy has tracked 34,738 deaths, or almost 7 percent.
The tragic milestone was met on the same day the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world reached beyond 10 million. The death count had previously passed 250,000 on May 4, CNN reported.
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