Global COVID-19 cases top 14.2mn: Johns Hopkins

People wearing protective face masks walk along King St. in Charleston, South Carolina, on July 18, 2020. South Carolina is struggling with a high percentage of positive coronavirus test results. Getty Images/AFP
People wearing protective face masks walk along King St. in Charleston, South Carolina, on July 18, 2020. South Carolina is struggling with a high percentage of positive coronavirus test results. Getty Images/AFP

Washington, July 19 (IANS) The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has increased to over 14.2 million, while the deaths have topped to more than 601,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

 

As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 14,231,248, while the fatalities rose to 601,213, 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 3,707,023 and 140,105, respectively, according to the CSSE.

 

Brazil came in the second place with 2,074,860 infections and 78,772 deaths.

 

In terms of cases, India ranks third (1,038,716), and is followed by Russia (764,215), South Africa (350,879), Peru (349,500), Mexico (338,913), Chile (328,846), the UK (295,632), Iran (271,606), Pakistan (261,917), Spain (260,255), Saudi Arabia (248,416), Italy (244,216), Turkey (218,717), France (211,943), Germany (202,426), Bangladesh (202,066), Colombia (182,140), Argentina (122,524), Canada (111,875) and Qatar (106,308), the CSSE figures showed.

 

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (45,358), Mexico (38,888), Italy (35,042), France (30,155), Spain (28,420), India (26,273), Iran (13,979), Peru (12,998) and Russia (12,228).