Global COVID-19 cases top 14.4m: Johns Hopkins

A medical worker in protective suit collects a swab from a man to conduct free nucleic acid tests for residents in the residential compound, after new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were found in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China on 19 July.
A medical worker in protective suit collects a swab from a man to conduct free nucleic acid tests for residents in the residential compound, after new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were found in Urumqi, Xinjiang province, China on 19 July.Reuters

The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has increased to over 14.4 million, while the deaths have topped to more than 605,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Monday morning, the total number of cases stood at 14,448,751, while the fatalities rose to 605,116, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US accounted for the world’s highest number of infections and fatalities at 3,768,055 and 140,500, respectively, according to the CSSE.

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Brazil came in the second place with 2,098,389 infections and 79,488 deaths.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (1,077,781), and is followed by Russia (770,311), South Africa (364,328), Peru (353,590), Mexico (344,224), Chile (330,930), the UK (296,358), Iran (273,788), Pakistan (263,496), Spain (260,255), Saudi Arabia (250,920), Italy (244,434), Turkey (219,641), France (211,943), Bangladesh (204,525), Germany (202,735), Colombia (190,700), Argentina (126,755), Canada (112,167) and Qatar (106,648), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (45,385), Mexico (39,184), Italy (35,045), France (30,155), Spain (28,420), India (26,816), Iran (14,188), Peru (13,187) and Russia (12,323).