Global Covid cases top 34.7 mn; more than 10,31,500 deaths

New Delhi (NVI): The total number of coronavirus cases worldwide have topped 34.7 million while more than 10,31,500 people have lost their lives due to the virus, according to the latest figures by US-based Johns Hopkins University.            

The total number of cases stood at 3,47,91,855 and the fatalities rose to 10,31,528, as per the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).

The US remains the worst-hit country in the world’s with highest number of cases and deaths at 7,379,614 and 209,335, respectively.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 6,473,544, while the country’s death toll rose to 1,00,842 as per latest Health Ministry updates.

Apart from that, Brazil accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 1,45,388 and is at third place in overall Covid-19 tally.

The other top 15 countries with the maximum amount of cases are Brazil (4,880,523), Russia (1,198,663), Colombia (848,147), Peru (821,564), Argentina (790,818), Spain (789,932), Mexico (757,953), South Africa (679,716), France (629,492), the UK (482,654), Chile (468,471), Iran (468,119), Iraq (375,931), Bangladesh (367,565), and Saudi Arabia (335,997), the CSSE figures showed.

Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump, who was diagnosed with Covid-19 on Thursday, said in a video on Twitter that he felt “much better” and hoped to be “back soon”. Trump shared the video from his hospital room.

-ARK