Global Coronavirus Cases Top 20 Million as Russia Approves Vaccine
It took six months to get to 10 million cases after the virus first appeared. It took just over six weeks for that number to double.
- Published 11 August 2020
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ROME (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil, as Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a vaccine against the virus. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one of his two adult daughters had already been inoculated with the cleared vaccine, which he described as effective. “She’s feeling well and has high number of antibodies,” Putin…