‘Thank you coronavirus helpers’: Google Doodle celebrates COVID-19 warriors

Google Doodle decided to thank essential workers who have helped us survive ever since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The search engine giant dedicated its latest artwork to laud these helpers. The ones featured include doctors, nurses, cooks, drivers, police, firemen, and logistics to name a few.

The Google Doodle said, "Thank you: Coronavirus Helpers." "As COVID-19 continues to impact communities around the world, people are coming together to help one another now more than ever. We're launching a Doodle series to recognize and honour many of those on the front lines," it wrote on its website.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 29.1 million, while the deaths have increased to over 927,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 29,182,198 and the fatalities rose to 927,015, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US accounted for the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 6,553,303 and 194,489 respectively, according to the CSSE.

India is currently in the second place in terms of cases at 4,846,427, while the country's death toll stood at 79,722.

In terms of cases, Brazil ranks third (4,345,610), and is followed by Russia (1,064,438), Peru (729,619), Colombia (716,319), Mexico (671,716), South Africa (650,749), Spain (593,730), Argentina (565,446), Chile (436,433), France (425,870), Iran (404,648), the UK (373,553), Bangladesh (339,332), Saudi Arabia (326,258), Pakistan (302,020), Iraq (294,478), Turkey (292,878), Italy (288,761), Philippines (265,888), Germany (263,222), Indonesia (221,523), Ukraine (160,679), Israel (160,368), Canada (140,072), Bolivia (127,619), Qatar (121,975), Ecuador (118,911), Kazakhstan (106,920), Romania (104,187), Dominican Republic (104,110), Panama (102,204) and Egypt (101,177), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the Brazil (132,006), Mexico (71,049), the UK (41,726), Italy (35,624), France (30,958), Peru (30,710), Spain (29,848), Iran (23,313), Colombia (22,924), Russia (18,573), South Africa (15,499), Chile (12,013), Argentina (11,667) and Ecuador (10,922).

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