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A health worker collects swab samples from a boy for COVID-19 testing inside Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India, on June 6, 2020. (Str/Xinhua)

A total of 396,591 people worldwide have died of the disease. The United States has suffered the most, with 1,908,235 cases and a death toll of 109,443.

NEW YORK, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide topped 6.8 million on Saturday, reaching 6,800,604 as of 1:33 p.m. (1733 GMT), according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

A total of 396,591 people worldwide have died of the disease, the data showed.

The United States suffered the most from the pandemic, with 1,908,235 cases and a death toll of 109,443. Countries with over 200,000 cases also include Brazil, Russia, Britain, India, Spain and Italy. The number of cases outside China exceeded 6,715,000, according to the CSSE data. ■

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