Global Covid-19 caseload tops 133.7mn

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Washington: People wait for their takeouts outside a restaurant on a business street in San Mateo, California, the United States, March 24, 2021. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling/IANS)

Washington, April 9 – The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 133.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.90 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 133,796,725 and 2,900,922, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 31,000,053 and 560,084, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil follows in the second place with 13,279,857 cases and 345,025 fatalities.

The other countries with more than two million confirmed coronavirus cases are India (12,928,574), France (5,000,023), Russia (4,563,026), the UK (4,384,954), Italy (3,717,602), Turkey (3,689,866), Spain (3,336,637), Germany (2,966,789), Poland (2,499,507), Colombia (2,492,081), Argentina (2,473,751), Mexico (2,267,019) and Iran (2,006,934), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Mexico comes in the third place with 206,146 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 50,000 are India (166,862), the UK (127,224), Italy (112,861), Russia (100,158), France (98,196), Germany (78,049), Spain (76,179), Colombia (65,014), Iran (63,884), Argentina (57,122), Poland (56,659), Peru (53,978) and South Africa (53,173).

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