Global Covid-19 caseload tops 129.4 million: Johns Hopkins University

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Washington Published: Apr 02, 2021, 08.53 AM(IST)

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The US is the worst-hit country with the world`s highest number of cases and deaths at 30,538,427 and 553,120, respectively, according to the CSSE.
 

The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 129.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.82 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Friday morning, the University`s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 129,475,545 and 2,826,018, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world`s highest number of cases and deaths at 30,538,427 and 553,120, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil follows in second place with 12,839,844 cases and 325,284 fatalities.

The other countries with more than two million confirmed coronavirus cases are India (12,221,665), France (4,755,779), Russia (4,503,291), the UK (4,364,541), Italy (3,607,083), Turkey (3,357,988), Spain (3,291,394), Germany (2,853,331), Colombia (2,417,826), Argentina (2,363,251), Poland (2,356,970) and Mexico (2,238,887), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Mexico comes in third place with 203,210 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 50,000 are India (162,927), the UK (127,006), Italy (109,847), Russia (97,594), France (96,106), Germany (76,681), Spain (75,541), Colombia (63,614), Iran (62,759), Argentina (55,941), Poland (53,665), South Africa (52,897) and Peru (52,008).

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