Global Covid-19 cases surpass 62mn mark: Johns Hopkins

Travelers wearing face masks are seen at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, the United States.

Washington, (Asian independent) The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 62 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.45 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Sunday, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 62,147,874 and 1,450,326, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 13,233,884 and 266,009, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 9,351,109, while the country’s death toll soared to 136,200.

The other countries with more than a million confirmed cases are Brazil (6,290,272), France (2,260,789), Russia (2,223,500), Spain (1,628,208), the UK (1,609,141), Italy (1,564,532), Argentina (1,413,375), Colombia (1,299,613), Mexico (1,078,594) and Germany (1,042,048), the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 172,561.

The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are Mexico (104,242), the UK (58,127), Italy (54,363), France (52,212), Iran (47,486), Spain (44,668), Russia (38,676), Argentina (38,322), Colombia (36,401), Peru (35,839) and South Africa (21,439).

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