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World surpasses 15 million coronavirus cases

The world reached another tragic milestone as it exceeded 15 million COVID-19 cases among more than 200 nations — a quarter of them in the U.S.

The world reached another tragic milestone on Wednesday as it exceeded 15 million COVID-19 confirmed cases among more than 200 nations — a quarter of them in the United States, which also accounted for 23% of more than 618,000 deaths globally.

The astonishing milestone came just 24 days after the world surged past 10 million coronavirus cases and 500,000 deaths, making for 1 million cases and 24,580 deaths added every five days on average.

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