Bhubaneswar, Oct. 17 -- Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 39 million mark, while the deaths have soared to more than 1,103,350, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 39,247,785 and the fatalities increased to 1,103,352, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

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The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 8,045,090 and 218,529, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 7,370,468, while the country's dea...