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Global confirmed Covid-19 cases top 40 mn, actual figure could be higher

The milestone was passed early Monday according to Johns Hopkins University, which collates reporting from around the world

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The US, Brazil and India are reporting by far the highest numbers of cases

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The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the planet has passed 40 million.
The milestone was passed early Monday according to Johns Hopkins University, which collates reporting from around the world.
The actual worldwide figure of Covid-19 cases is likely to be far higher, as testing has been variable, many people have had no symptoms and some governments have concealed the true number of cases. To date, more than 1.1 million confirmed virus deaths have been reported.
The US, Brazil and India are reporting by far the highest numbers of cases, although the increase in recent weeks has been driven by a

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First Published: Oct 20 2020 | 1:45 AM IST

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