Covid kills one million worldwide: Coronavirus has now spread to 210 countries

Covid kills one million worldwide: Coronavirus has now spread to 210 countries infecting at least 32 million people across the globe as Europe is gripped by second wave Coronavirus has claimed the lives of one million people across the globe   Virus has been recorded in 210 countries and infected at least 32 million people  Europe is now battling a second wave as the continent enters its winter months  India is set to become the pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks 

By Sophie Tanno For Mailonline

Published: 17:57 BST, 27 September 2020 | Updated: 17:57 BST, 27 September 2020

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Coronavirus has claimed the lives of one million people worldwide since the outbreak emerged in China late last year.

The virus has been recorded in 210 countries and infected at least 32 million people across the globe, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP.  

Europe is now battling a second surge of the virus as the continent enters its winter months.  

The United States, India and Brazil have recorded the most cases, with more than 15 million between them. Above, people wear protective masks in Mumbai

The United States, India and Brazil have recorded the most cases, with more than 15 million between them. Above, people wear protective masks in Mumbai

The figure comes a day after the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that then global coronavirus death toll could hit two million before an effective vaccine is widely used. 

Six months after coronavirus was first detected at a Wuhan wet market in December 2016, the global death toll had claimed at least 500,000 lives. In half that time, the known death toll is now believed to have doubled.  

The true number of deaths and infections are likely to be significantly higher due to insufficient testing and reporting in many countries. 

The United States, India and Brazil have recorded the most cases, with more than 15 million between them. 

The U.S. 'has been the worst-hit country in the world', reflecting 'the lack of success that we

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