New York: Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 680,000 on Saturday, reaching 680,575 as of 11.35 a.m. (1535 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Meanwhile, the total COVID-19 cases around the world rose to 17,639,185.
The United States reported the most COVID-19 cases and deaths, standing at 4,579,761 and 153,642, respectively. Other countries with over 30,000 fatalities include Brazil, Mexico, Britain, India, Italy and France.
The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Iran rose to 306,752, after 2,548 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours.
Iran and China have offered mutual help in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
With a total of 46,688 fatalities, Mexico now accounts for the world’s third highest number of coronavirus fatalities in the world, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
Previously the UK had the third highest toll, and registered 46,204 deaths as of Saturday, the University revealed in its latest update.