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Global COVID-19 death toll tops 1.1 million Updated: 2020-10-17 12:18:56 KST

The global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed one.one million.
This is according to an AFP tally from official sources, as of Saturday midnight in Korea.
The hardest-hit country in the world, the U.S., accounts for a fifth of all deaths and around 8 million confirmed cases.
The total number of confirmed cases around the world is approaching 39-million.
After the U.S., India has the second-highest number of cases at seven.four million.
Title: Pfizer may request emergency authorization for COVID-19 vaccine as soon as third week of November
U.S. drug giant Pfizer says if everything goes well the company may be able to request emergency authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine by the third week of November.
According to Reuters, this suggests that a vaccine could be available in the U.S. within this year.
The next likely request for emergency authorization is from Moderna, who say they may be ready as early as November 25th.
This comes as a blow to the U.S. President, Donald Trump, who promised voters that a vaccine could be ready before the election, which is in early November.
Reporter : tkim@arirang.com
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