People wearing protective face masks walk in a busy street in Paris as France reinforces mask-wearing in public places as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across France, 18 September 2020.
People wearing protective face masks walk in a busy street in Paris as France reinforces mask-wearing in public places as part of efforts to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) across France, 18 September 2020.Reuters

The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 112 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.48 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 112,091,851 and 2,484,988 respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 28,259,648 and 502,594 respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 11,016,434.

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The other countries with more than a million confirmed coronavirus cases are Brazil (10,257,875), the UK (4,146,756), Russia (4,142,126), France (3,689,534), Spain (3,161,432), Italy (2,832,162), Turkey (2,655,633), Germany (2,405,263), Colombia (2,233,589), Argentina (2,077,228), Mexico (2,052,266), Poland (1,648,962), Iran (1,590,605), South Africa (1,505,586), Ukraine (1,358,871), Indonesia (1,298,608), Peru (1,286,757), Czech Republic (1,168,491) and the Netherlands (1,079,272), the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of Covid-19 fatalities at 248,529, followed by Mexico 181,809 on the third place and India 156,463 on the fourth.

Meanwhile, the nations with a death toll above 20,000 are the UK (121,536), Italy (95,992), France (96,348), Russia (82,666), Germany (68,525), Spain (68,079), Iran (59,663), Colombia (59,118), Argentina (51,510), South Africa (49,413), Peru (45,263), Poland (42,436), Indonesia (35,014), Turkey (28,213), Ukraine (26,690), Belgium (21,956) and Canada (21,761).

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