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 topped 146.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.09 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 146,110,536 and 3,096,693, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 32,044,974 and 571,920, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 16,610,481 cases.

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The other countries with more than two million confirmed coronavirus cases are Brazil (14,308,215), France (5,534,656), Russia (4,699,988), Turkey (4,591,416), the UK (4,418,710), Italy (3,949,517), Spain (3,468,617), Germany (3,291,293), Argentina (2,845,872), Colombia (2,757,274), Poland (2,751,632), Iran (2,377,039) and Mexico (2,326,738), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 389,492 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 50,000 are Mexico (214,853), India (189,544), the UK (127,670), Italy (119,021), Russia (106,108), France (102,872), Germany (81,610), Spain (77,591), Colombia (70,886), Iran (69,120), Poland (65,222), Argentina (61,474), Peru (59,440) and South Africa (54,125).

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