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Global Covid-19 cases surpass 85 million mark: Johns Hopkins University

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 85 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.84 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University

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The overall number of global cases has surpassed the 85 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.84 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Monday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 85,083,468 and 1,842,492, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 20,626,686 and 351,453, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 10,323,965, while the country's death toll soared to 149,435.

The other countries with more than a million confirmed cases are Brazil (7,733,746), Russia (3,203,743), France (2,712,975), the UK (2,662,698), Turkey (2,241,912), Italy (2,155,446), Spain (1,928,265), Germany (1,783,896), Colombia (1,675,820), Argentina (1,640,718), Mexico (1,448,755), Poland (1,318,562), Iran (1,243,434), Ukraine (1,107,137), South Africa (1,100,748), and Peru (1,018,099), the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 196,018.

The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are Mexico (127,213), Italy (75,332), the UK (75,137), France (65,164), Russia (57,730), Iran (55,540), Spain (50,837), Colombia (43,965), Argentina (43,482), Peru (37,773), Germany (34,596), South Africa (29,577), Poland (29,119), Indonesia (22,734) and Turkey (21,488).

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First Published: Mon, January 04 2021. 08:40 IST

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