Johns Hopkins University: Global COVID cases top 600m

Masked patrons wait to order at a food stand inside Grand Central Market on July 13, 2022, in Los Angeles. (MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ / AP)

NEW YORK – Global COVID-19 cases topped 600 million on Saturday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

The global case count amounted to 600,449,934, with 6,485,233 deaths worldwide, as of 8:20 pm local time (0020 GMT on Sunday), showed the data.

The United States reported 94,184,146 cases and 1,043,838 deaths, both the highest counts around the world, accounting for nearly 16 percent of the global cases and more than 16 percent of the global deaths.

India recorded the world's second largest caseload of 44,398,696, followed by France with 34,662,834 cases.

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Countries with more than 20 million cases also include Brazil, Germany, Britain, South Korea and Italy, according to the university's tally.