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Global Covid-19 caseload tops 174.3mn

WASHINGTON:The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 174.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.75 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 174,311,218 and 3,754,914, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,413,999 and 598,760, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 29,089,069 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (17,122,877), France (5,787,125), Turkey (5,306,690), Russia (5,096,657), the UK (4,551,687), Italy (4,237,790), Argentina (4,038,528), Germany (3,715,870), Spain (3,715,454) and Colombia (3,633,481), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 479,515 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (353,528), Mexico (229,100), the UK (128,124), Italy (126,767), Russia (122,802) and France (110,364).

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