Photos: Global coronavirus case toll surpasses 40 million mark

On October 19, global coronavirus cases crossed 40 million. The United States, India, and Brazil remain the worst affected countries in the world. Since the pandemic began, over 1.1 million people have died due to Covid-19, with the global fatality rate hovering around 2.8% of the total cases. With the onset of winter several countries in Europe has called for restrictions on public gatherings while some have imposed partial lockdowns. Iran extended restrictions and closures in the capital Tehran for a third week. In India, the number of active infections is slipping below 800,000 for the first time in 1.5 months.

Updated On Oct 20, 2020 11:36 AM IST
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People walk past a mural in Manchester, England on October 19. According to a Reuters tally, worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on October 19. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 11:36 AM IST

People walk past a mural in Manchester, England on October 19. According to a Reuters tally, worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on October 19. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)

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A commuter walks on a street with social distancing markers printed on it in Cardiff, Wales on October 19. It took just 32 days to go from 30 million global cases to 40 million, compared with the 38 days it took to get from 20 to 30 million. It took three months to reach 10 million cases from when the first cases were reported in Wuhan, China, in early January this year. (Rebecca Naden / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 11:36 AM IST

A commuter walks on a street with social distancing markers printed on it in Cardiff, Wales on October 19. It took just 32 days to go from 30 million global cases to 40 million, compared with the 38 days it took to get from 20 to 30 million. It took three months to reach 10 million cases from when the first cases were reported in Wuhan, China, in early January this year. (Rebecca Naden / REUTERS)

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A health worker wearing protective gear waits to collect swab samples from residents to test for Covid-19 in New Delhi, India on October 19. Record one-day increases in new infections were seen at the end of last week, with global coronavirus cases rising above 400,000 for the first time. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP)
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A health worker wearing protective gear waits to collect swab samples from residents to test for Covid-19 in New Delhi, India on October 19. Record one-day increases in new infections were seen at the end of last week, with global coronavirus cases rising above 400,000 for the first time. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP)

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A discarded face mask lies on the ground in Northampton, England on October 19. There were an average of around 347,000 cases each day over the past week, compared with 292,000 in the first week of October. (Andrew Boyers / REUTERS)
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A discarded face mask lies on the ground in Northampton, England on October 19. There were an average of around 347,000 cases each day over the past week, compared with 292,000 in the first week of October. (Andrew Boyers / REUTERS)

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A public notice hangs outside a shuttered store in New York, US on October 15. The United States, India, and Brazil remain the worst affected countries in the world. COVID-19 cases in North, Central, and South America represent about 47.27% of global cases. (John Minchillo / AP)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 11:36 AM IST

A public notice hangs outside a shuttered store in New York, US on October 15. The United States, India, and Brazil remain the worst affected countries in the world. COVID-19 cases in North, Central, and South America represent about 47.27% of global cases. (John Minchillo / AP)

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Students wearing face masks attend a class after schools partially reopened in Makanpur, Ghaziabad, India on October 19. As for the US, around 247 cases have been observed per 10,000 people there. For India and Brazil, those numbers stand at 55 cases and 248 cases per 10,000 people respectively, Reuters reported. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 11:36 AM IST

Students wearing face masks attend a class after schools partially reopened in Makanpur, Ghaziabad, India on October 19. As for the US, around 247 cases have been observed per 10,000 people there. For India and Brazil, those numbers stand at 55 cases and 248 cases per 10,000 people respectively, Reuters reported. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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People seen wearing face masks at the Tajrish Traditional Bazaar in Tehran, Iran on October 15. Iran, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East, extended restrictions and closures in its capital Tehran into the third week on October 17, as its death toll rose above 30,000. (Ebrahim Noroozi / AP)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 11:36 AM IST

People seen wearing face masks at the Tajrish Traditional Bazaar in Tehran, Iran on October 15. Iran, the hardest-hit country in the Middle East, extended restrictions and closures in its capital Tehran into the third week on October 17, as its death toll rose above 30,000. (Ebrahim Noroozi / AP)

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A woman wearing a face mask walks past a shuttered shop in Frankfurt, Germany on October 19. New cases are growing at over 150,000 a day in Europe, as many countries including Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Cyprus, and the Czech Republic have reported record daily increases in the number of coronavirus infections. (Kai Pfaffenbach / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 11:36 AM IST

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a shuttered shop in Frankfurt, Germany on October 19. New cases are growing at over 150,000 a day in Europe, as many countries including Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, Ukraine, Cyprus, and the Czech Republic have reported record daily increases in the number of coronavirus infections. (Kai Pfaffenbach / REUTERS)

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A doctor tends to a patient inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Bethune-Beuvry hospital in Beuvry, France on October 16. Europe currently accounts for over 17% of the global cases and nearly 22% of the deaths related to the virus worldwide, Reuters reported. (Pascal Rossignol / REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 20, 2020 11:36 AM IST

A doctor tends to a patient inside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Bethune-Beuvry hospital in Beuvry, France on October 16. Europe currently accounts for over 17% of the global cases and nearly 22% of the deaths related to the virus worldwide, Reuters reported. (Pascal Rossignol / REUTERS)

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