Global COVID-19 cases top 8.3 mn: Johns Hopkins University

An adult and child wear flu masks in Manila, Philippines.  AP photo
An adult and child wear flu masks in Manila, Philippines. AP photo

Washington, June 18 (IANS) The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has topped to over 8.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 448,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

 

As of Thursday morning, the total number of cases stood at 8,329,221, while the fatalities increased to 448,474, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

 

With 2,162,851 cases and 117,713 deaths, the US continues with the world's highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities, according to the CSSE.

 

In terms of cases, Brazil comes in the second place with 955,377 infections.

 

This was followed by Russia (552,549), India (354,065), the UK (300,717), Spain (244,683), Peru (240,908), Italy (237,828), Chile (220,628), Iran (195,051), France (194,805), Germany (188,604), Turkey (182,727), Mexico (159,793), Pakistan (154,760), Saudi Arabia (141,234) and Canada (101,491), the CSSE figures showed.

 

With 46,510 COVID-19 deaths, Brazil accounts for the second highest number of fatalities in the world.

 

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (42,238), Italy (34,448), France (29,578), Spain (27,136), Mexico (19,080) and India (11,903).