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Health workers collect samples from corporation workers for COVID-19 test, during Unlock 2.0, at a school in Kozhikode, Kerala. Image Credit: PTI

Paris: The number of coronavirus cases recorded worldwide has passed 18 million, according to an AFP tally from official sources at 2240 GMT Sunday.

At least 18,011,763 cases have now been registered as the pandemic's rate of infection continues to accelerate. More than half of them were recorded in the United States and in Latin America and the Caribbean region.

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The United States is the worst-hit country with 4,657,693 cases including 154,793 deaths, followed by Brazil, with 2,733,677 cases and 94,104 deaths.

The third worst-hit country is India, with 1,750,723 cases and 37,364 deaths.