Global coronavirus cases number surges to 16 million

This photo taken on February 8, 2020 shows workers producing protective clothing at a factory in Wuxi, in China's eastern Jiangsu province. - The factory, which previously produced suits and sportswear, switched to production of protective clothing as demand increases due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The death toll from the novel coronavirus surged past 800 in mainland China on February 9, overtaking global fatalities in the 2002-03 SARS epidemic, even as the World Health Organization said the outbreak appeared to be "stabilising". (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)
NEW YORK: The number of coronavirus cases across the globe crossed 16 million mark, more than half of them in the Americas and the Caribbean, according to report published in American media.
The 16.1 million cases include 645,184 fatalities with the United States the worst hit country, registering 4.2 million cases and 146,460 dead. Europe has 3.1 million cases and 207,734 dead.
The spread of the pandemic continues to accelerate and more than five million cases have been declared since July 1.
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