A health worker sanitizes laugages of passengers arriving at a railway terminus as made mandatory by the state government due to a rise in Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Mumbai
A health worker sanitizes laugages of passengers arriving at a railway terminus as made mandatory by the state government due to a rise in Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in MumbaiAFP

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has surpassed the grim milestone of 130 million as the pandemic is still raging, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.86 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 130,114,348 and 2,836,446, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 30,606,649 and 554,069, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil follows in the second place with 12,910,082 cases and 328,206 fatalities.

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The other countries with more than two million confirmed coronavirus cases are India (12,303,131), France (4,802,457), Russia (4,511,973), the UK (4,367,956), Italy (3,629,000), Turkey (3,400,296), Spain (3,291,394), Germany (2,871,724), Colombia (2,428,048), Poland (2,387,511), Argentina (2,373,153) and Mexico (2,244,268), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Mexico comes in the third place with 203,664 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 50,000 are India (163,396), the UK (127,058), Italy (110,328), Russia (97,986), France (96,438), Germany (76,871), Spain (75,541), Colombia (63,777), Iran (62,876), Argentina (56,023), Poland (54,165), South Africa (52,946) and Peru (52,161).

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