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Global Covid-19 caseload surpasses 93 million: Johns Hopkins University

The overall global coronavirus caseload has topped 93 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.99 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University

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The overall global caseload has topped 93 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.99 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Friday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 93,051,654 and 1,991,997, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 23,308,712 and 388,529, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 10,512,093, while the country's death toll soared to 151,727.

The other countries with more than a million confirmed cases are Brazil (8,324,294), Russia (3,459,237), the UK (3,269,757), France (2,909,879), Turkey (2,364,801), Italy (2,336,279), Spain (2,211,967), Germany (2,004,011), Colombia (1,849,101), Argentina (1,770,715), Mexico (1,571,901), Poland (1,414,362), Iran (1,311,810), South Africa (1,296,806), Ukraine (1,175,343) and Peru (1,040,231), the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 207,095.

The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are Mexico (136,917), the UK (86,163), Italy (80,848), France (69,452), Russia (63,016), Iran (56,538), Spain (53,079), Colombia (47,491), Argentina (45,125), Germany (44,672), Peru (38,399), South Africa (35,852), Poland (32,456), Indonesia (25,246), Turkey (23,495), Ukraine (21,300) and Belgium (20,250).

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First Published: Fri, January 15 2021. 08:45 IST

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