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10% of World May Have Had COVID-19 as Countries Around the World Report Record Cases and Deaths

HeadlineOct 06, 2020

In international news, the World Health Organization now says as much as 10% of the world’s population may have had COVID-19 — a far higher number than previously thought.

India has become the third country to pass 100,000 reported COVID-19 deaths, after the U.S. and Brazil.

Meanwhile, in Iran, the government reported 235 deaths Monday — the highest daily toll since the start of the pandemic. Much of Tehran has been shut down again, and hospitals are at capacity.

A number of European countries have announced new records in daily cases in recent days as Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain have all imposed or announced stricter containment measures.

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