Global Covid-19 cases nearing 45mn: Johns Hopkinstext_fields
Washington : Showing no let-up in infections, the global covid 19 tally is hovering close to 45 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Alongside, more than 1,179,270 fell like nine pins across the world since the pandemic has thrown lives into disarray.
As of Friday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 44,908,477 and 1,179,278, respectively, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 8,943,577 and 228,636, respectively, according to the CSSE.
India comes in second place in terms of cases at 8,040,203, while the country's death toll soared to 120,527.
The other top 15 countries with the maximum amount of cases are Brazil (5,468,270), Russia (1,570,446), France (1,327,852), Spain (1,160,083), Argentina (1,143,800), Colombia (1,048,055), the UK (968,456), Mexico (906,863), Peru (894,928), South Africa (721,770), Italy (616,595), Iran (596,941), Chile (507,050), Germany (498,354) and Iraq (467,755), the CSSE figures showed.
Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 158,456.
The countries with a death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (90,309), the UK (46,045), Italy (38,122), France (36,058), Spain (35,639), Peru (34,31), Iran (34,113), Colombia (30,926), Argentina (30,442), Russia (27,111), South Africa (19,164), Chile (14,118), Indonesia (13,701), Ecuador (12,622), Belgium (11,170), Iraq (10,815), Germany (10,305), Canada (10,122) and Turkey (10,099).
IANS report with edits