A medical staff member collects a sample in the Bacalan neighbourhood of Bordeaux, south-western France, on May 23, 2021, after some 50 people have been tested positive for a "very rare" variant of coronavirus in the area Photograph:( AFP )
The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world`s highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths at 33,553,967 and 602,086, respectively
The overall global COVID-19 caseload has topped 178.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.87 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University`s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 178,686,182 and 3,870,373, respectively.
The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world`s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,553,967 and 602,086, respectively, according to the CSSE.
In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 29,935,221 cases.
The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (17,927,928), France (5,819,575), Turkey (5,375,593), Russia (5,272,328), the UK (4,656,535), Argentina (4,277,395), Italy (4,253,460), Colombia (3,968,405), Spain (3,764,651), Germany (3,730,619) and Iran (3,105,620), the CSSE figures showed.
In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 501,825 fatalities.
Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (388,135), Mexico (231,187), the UK (128,245), Italy (127,291), Russia (127,641) and France (110,940).