Maria Velez of Orlando, Florida, hugs the tombstone of her son Stephen at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Memorial Day, during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seville, Ohio, US on 25 May 2020
Maria Velez of Orlando, Florida, hugs the tombstone of her son Stephen at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on Memorial Day, during the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Seville, Ohio, US on 25 May 2020Reuters

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 142.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.04 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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 142,621,220 and 3,041,541, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 31,792,013 and 568,460, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 15,321,089 cases.

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The other countries with more than two million confirmed coronavirus cases are Brazil (14,043,076), France (5,401,305), Russia (4,665,553), the UK (4,408,644), Turkey (4,384,624), Italy (3,891,063), Spain (3,428,354), Germany (3,182,951), Argentina (2,743,620), Poland (2,704,571), Colombia (2,684,101), Mexico (2,311,172) and Iran (2,286,927), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 378,003 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 50,000 are Mexico (213,048), India (180,530), the UK (127,557), Italy (117,633), Russia (104,545), France (101,713), Germany (80,469), Spain (77,102), Colombia (69,177), Iran (67,525), Poland (62,734), Argentina (59,792), Peru (57,954) and South Africa (53,887).

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