Global COVID-19 cases nearly 6 mn: Johns Hopkins

A worker wearing a face mask checks passengers body temperatures and a health code on their phones before they take a taxi after arriving at Hankou railway station in Wuhan, China's central Hubei province . Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP
A worker wearing a face mask checks passengers body temperatures and a health code on their phones before they take a taxi after arriving at Hankou railway station in Wuhan, China's central Hubei province . Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

Washington, May 30 (IANS) The total number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 6 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 364,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

 

As of Saturday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 5,923,432, while the death toll increased to 364,849, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

 

Currently, the US has 1,745,930 confirmed cases and 102,808 deaths, both tallies account for the highest in the world, according to the CSSE.

 

Meanwhile in terms of cases, Brazil comes in the second place with 465,166 infections.

 

This was followed by Russia (387,623), the UK (272,607), Spain (238,564), Italy (232,248), France (186,923), Germany (182,922), India (173,491), Turkey (162,120), Iran (146,668), and Peru (141,779), the CSSE figures showed.

 

Regarding fatalities, the UK continues in the second position after the US with 38,243 COVID-19 deaths, which also accounts for the highest fatalities in Europe.

 

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are Italy (33,229), France (28,717), Brazil (27,878) and Spain (27,121).