COVID-19: Global caseload surpasses 142.6 mn, 3.04 deathstext_fields
Washington: The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has surpassed the grim milestone of 142.6 million as the pandemic is still raging, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.04 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.
In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 142,621,220 and 3,041,541, respectively.
The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 31,792,013 and 568,460, respectively, according to the CSSE.
In terms of infections, India follows in second place with 15,321,089 cases.
While the US has so far seen three waves of coronavirus, India is in the midst of a second wave.
The other countries with more than two million confirmed coronavirus cases are Brazil (14,043,076), France (5,401,305), Russia (4,665,553), the UK (4,408,644), Turkey (4,384,624), Italy (3,891,063), Spain (3,428,354), Germany (3,182,951), Argentina (2,743,620), Poland (2,704,571), Colombia (2,684,101), Mexico (2,311,172) and Iran (2,286,927), the CSSE figures showed.
Brazil currently accounts for the second-highest number of fatalities at 378,003.
Nations with a death toll of over 50,000 are Mexico (213,048), India (180,530), the UK (127,557), Italy (117,633), Russia (104,545), France (101,713), Germany (80,469), Spain (77,102), Colombia (69,177), Iran (67,525), Poland (62,734), Argentina (59,792), Peru (57,954) and South Africa (53,887).