June 28, 2020 | 8:11am | Updated June 28, 2020 | 10:31am
A passenger gets tested at Bogor Station Railway, West Java, Indonesia
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The coronavirus pandemic hit a grim milestone Sunday with 10 million cases worldwide — and the death toll closing in on 500,000, data shows.
As of Sunday morning, Johns Hopkins University data which has long tracked the contagion listed 10,004,643 confirmed cases, with 499,296 deaths worldwide.
More than a quarter of both counts came from the US, which as of Sunday had seen 2,510,323 confirmed cases and 125,539 deaths, the data shows.
The US recorded more than 42,000 cases Saturday, the data shows — lower than the record 45,255 recorded Friday, but the second straight day that there have been more than 40,000 new cases.
The data reports only confirmed cases — and experts fear the true figure is likely far higher, with many people unable to get tested or carrying the bug without symptoms.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that as many as 10 times more Americans may be infected — which would mean as many as 20 million may have contracted the virus in the US alone.