Global COVID-19 cases top 8.4 mn: Johns Hopkins University

Washington: The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has topped to over 8.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 453,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Friday morning, the total number of cases stood at 8,463,533, while the fatalities increased to 453,268, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

With 2,189,128 cases and 118,421 deaths, the US continues with the world’s highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities, according to the CSSE.

In terms of cases, Brazil comes in the second place with 978,142 infections.

This was followed by Russia (560,321), India (366,946), the UK (301,935), Spain (245,268), Peru (240,908), Italy (238,159), Chile (225,103), Iran (197,647), France (195,272), Germany (189,817), Turkey (184,031), Mexico (165,455), Pakistan (160,118), Saudi Arabia (145,991), Bangladesh (102,292) and Canada (101,877), the CSSE figures showed.

With 47,748 COVID-19 deaths, Brazil accounts for the second-highest number of fatalities in the world.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (42,373), Italy (34,514), France (29,606), Spain (27,136), Mexico (19,747) and India (12,237).

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