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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 139.6mn, 2.99 million deaths

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Washington: According to the Johns Hopkins University, the overall global Covid-19 caseload has surged to 139.6 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 2.99 million in its latest updates on Saturday morning.

The University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) has revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 139,670,541 and 2,997,062, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 31,575,138 and 566,212, respectively, says CSSE.

India falls second with 14,291,917 cases.

The other countries with more than two million confirmed coronavirus cases are Brazil (13,832,455), France (5,285,304), Russia (4,631,336), the UK (4,398,903), Turkey (4,150,039), Italy (3,842,079), Spain (3,407,283), Germany (3,120,037), Poland (2,660,088), Argentina (2,658,628), Colombia (2,619,422), Mexico (2,299,939) and Iran (2,194,133), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 368,749 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 50,000 are Mexico (211,693), India (174,308), the UK (127,472), Italy (116,366), Russia (103,059), France (100,563), Germany (79,762), Spain (76,981), Colombia (67,564), Iran (66,008), Poland (61,208), Argentina (59,084), Peru (56,149) and South Africa (53,663).

(With IANS inputs)

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