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In pictures: Countries with most COVID 19 cases

In pictures: Countries with most COVID-19 cases

In pictures: Countries with most COVID-19 cases
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By Pradeep Suresh  Dec 14, 2020 11:22:07 PM IST (Published)

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The overall number of coronavirus cases globally has topped 7.22 crore, while the deaths have surged to more than 16.1 lakh, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Here is a look at ten worst-affected countries:

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The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 7.22 crore, while the deaths have surged to more than 16.1 lakh, according to the Johns Hopkins University. Here is a look at ten worst-affected countries in the globe:  (Jacob King/Pool via AP)

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1# USA: The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 16,246,771 and 299,163, respectively. (REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File Photo)

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2# India: India continues to be the second-worst affected nation with total cases standing at t 9,857,029. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

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3# Brazil: The South-American nation, currently accounts for the second-highest number of fatalities at 181,402, is third in the number of cases with 6,901,952 cases. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

People visit a pharmacy in the Chechen capital Grozny, Russia April 4, 2020. The southern Russian region of Chechnya became the first to introduce a night curfew to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). REUTERS/Ramzan Musaev - RC2UXF9TV50M
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4# Russia: The Eurasian giant, which recorded an alarming surge in cases, has 2,629,699 cases. (REUTERS/Ramzan Musaev)

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5# France: The European country is fifth in the list with  2,430,612 cases. (Eric Gaillard/Pool via AP)

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6# The United Kingdom: The country, which is finding it hard to tackle the damage caused by the Brexit, has recorded 1,854,490 cases. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP)

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7# Italy: One of the worst affected country in the initial stage, it has registered 1,843,712 cases. (REUTERS/Yara Nardi)

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8# Turkey: The country has recorded 1,836,728 cases.

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9# Spain: The total cases in the country stands at 1,730,575 cases.(AP Photo/Joan Mateu, File)

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10# Argentina: With 1,498,160 cases, the country is tenth in the list. (AP Photo/Marcos Brindicci)

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