Global coronavirus cases top 32.7 million

New Delhi (NVI): The total number of coronavirus cases in the world have gone up to 32.7 million, while 9,92,000 people have lost their lives due to the virus so far, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The total number of cases stood at 32,746,134 and the deaths rose to 992,946, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) said in its latest update.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 7,077,450 and 204,485, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India is at the second spot at 59,92,532 total confirmed Covid cases while the country’s death toll has climbed to 94,503.

However, India has topped the global chart in terms of Covid recoveries. India’s recovery rate has inched up to 82 per cent, the Health Ministry said yesterday.

Brazil, at third place, has recorded 4,717,991 confirmed cases. The country has the second-highest number of fatalities, in the world, at 141,406.

Brazil is followed by Russia (1,138,509), Colombia (806,038), Peru (794,584), Mexico (726,431), Spain (716,481), Argentina (702,484), South Africa (669,498), France (552,454), Chile (455,979), Iran (443,086), the UK (431,816), Bangladesh (357,873), Iraq (345,969) and Saudi Arabia (332,790), according to the CSSE figures.

The countries with a death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (76,243), the UK (42,060), Italy (35,818), Peru (32,037), France (31,675), Spain (31,232), Iran (25,394), Colombia (25,296), Russia (20,140), South Africa (16,376), Argentina (15,543), Chile (12,591), Ecuador (11,236) and Indonesia (10,308).

-ARK