COVID-19 Global Caseload Tops 179 Mn, Deaths Exceed 3.88 Mn


Washington: The overall global COVID-19 caseload has topped 179 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, the deaths have surged to more than 3.88 million.

In its latest update on Wednesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 179,093,146 and 3,880,341, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,564,660 and 602,455, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in second place with 29,977,861 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (18,054,653), France (5,821,788), Turkey (5,381,736), Russia (5,288,766), the UK (4,668,019), Argentina (4,298,782), Italy (4,254,294), Colombia (3,997,021), Spain (3,768,691), Germany (3,731,304) and Iran (3,117,336), the CSSE figures showed.

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