Washington : The global caseload of covid 19 infections crossed 74 million mark, while deaths touched 1.64 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
The University's latest update on Thursday put the current global caseload and death toll at 74,158,470 and 1,647,873, respectively.
The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 16,959,267 and 307,291, respectively, according to the CSSE.
India comes in second place in terms of cases at 9,932,547, and the country's death toll soared to 144,096.
The other countries with more than a million confirmed cases are Brazil (7,040,608), Russia (2,708,940), France (2,465,126), Turkey (1,928,165), the UK (1,918,736), Italy (1,888,144), Spain (1,773,290), Argentina (1,517,046), Colombia (1,456,599), Germany (1,407,803), Mexico (1,277,499), Poland (1,159,901) and Iran (1,131,077), the CSSE figures showed.
Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 183,735.
The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are Mexico (115,769), Italy (66,537), the UK (65,618), France (59,472), Iran (52,883), Spain (48,596), Russia (47,994), Argentina (41,365), Colombia (39,560), Peru (36,754), Poland (23,914), Germany (23,865) and South Africa (23,827).
IANS report with edits