The global coronavirus cases surpassed 2.6 million on Wednesday, according to a running tally by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

The university’s data showed that the global number of deaths reached 180,784, while the number of people who recovered rose to 701,426.

A total of 2,603,147 cases are recorded worldwide and the U.S. continues to be the worst-hit country, with the highest numbers of infections and deaths, more than 830,700 and nearly 45,700, respectively.

While Italy has the second-highest death toll with 25,085, Spain is the second country with the highest cases over 208,389.

Overall, the virus has spread

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