Microscopic view of Coronavirus, a pathogen that attacks the respiratory tract. /Getty Images
The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide topped 400,000 as of 1:39 p.m. local time on Tuesday (1739 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
The fresh figure reached 407,485 cases with 18,227 deaths,while more than 104,200 people have recovered from the virus, the CSSE said.
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