Global Covid-19 caseload tops 177.3 mn; Deaths surge to more than 3.84 mn

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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 177.3 mn; Deaths surge to more than 3.84 mn

Washington, June 18: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 177.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.84 million, according to the 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 177,355,602 and 3,840,181, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,508,384 and 600,933, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 29,700,313 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (17,702,630), France (5,811,456), Turkey (5,354,153), Russia (5,203,117), the UK (4,616,616), Italy (4,249,755), Argentina (4,222,400), Colombia (3,859,824), Spain (3,753,228), Germany (3,727,668) and Iran (3,070,426), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 496,004 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (381,903), Mexico (230,624), the UK (128,209), Italy (127,190), Russia (125,853) and France (110,796).—(IANS)

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