Worldwide COVID-19 situation continues to deteriorate; caseload tops 152.4 million

WION Web Team
NEW DELHI Published: May 03, 2021, 09:25 AM(IST)

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The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world`s highest number of cases and deaths at 32,420,918 and 577,041, respectively, according to the CSSE.

The worldwide coronavirus caseload has topped 152.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.19 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France, the University`s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 152,475,547 and 3,198,397, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world`s highest number of cases and deaths at 32,420,918 and 577,041, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in second place with 19,557,457 cases.

The other countries with more than two million confirmed coronavirus cases are Brazil (14,754,910), France (5,713,393), Turkey (4,875,388), Russia (4,768,476), the UK (4,435,831), Italy (4,044,762), Spain (3,524,077), Germany (3,425,865), Argentina (3,005,259), Colombia (2,893,655), Poland (2,803,233), Iran (2,534,855), Mexico (2,348,873) and Ukraine (2,137,959), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 407,639 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 50,000 are Mexico (217,233), India (215,542), the UK (127,796), Italy (121,177), Russia (109,011), France (104,980), Germany (83,215), Spain (78,216), Colombia (74,428), Iran (72,484), Poland (68,068), Argentina (64,252), Peru (61,789) and South Africa (54,417).

(With inputs from agencies)

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