Global Covid-19 cases top 33mn mark: Johns Hopkins (Ld)

The overall number of global coronavirus cases on Monday topped the 33 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 997,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Currently, the total number of cases stood at 33,081,725 and the fatalities rose to 997,777, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 7,115,338 and 204,758, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in the second place in terms of cases at 6,,074,702, while the country’s death toll soared to 95,542.

The other top 15 countries with the maximum amount of cases are Brazil (4,732,309), Russia (1,146,273), Colombia (813,056), Peru (800,142), Mexico (730,317), Spain (716,481), Argentina (711,325), South Africa (670,766), France (552,473), Chile (457,901), Iran (446,448), the UK (437,517), Bangladesh (359,148), Iraq (349,450) and Saudi Arabia (333,193), the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 141,741.

The countries with a death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (76,430), the UK (42,077), Italy (35,835), Peru (32,142), France (31,675), Spain (31,232), Iran (25,589), Colombia (25,488), Russia (20,239), South Africa (16,398), Argentina (15,749), Chile (12,641), Ecuador (11,279) and Indonesia (10,386).