Global COVID-19 cases top 4.6 mln

People walk along a street in Rome, Italy.

New York, (Asian independent) Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 4.6 million, reaching 4,605,673 as of 3.32 p.m. (1932 GMT) while the deaths surpassed 310,000, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

A total of 310,180 people worldwide have died of the disease, the data showed, Xinhua news reported on Saturday.

The United States suffered the most from the pandemic, with 1,456,029 cases and a death toll of 88,230. Countries with over 200,000 cases also included Russia, Britain, Spain, Italy and Brazil, according to the CSSE data.