COVID-19: Global cases surpass 26.2 million mark

COVID-19: Global cases surpass 26.2 million mark

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 26.2 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 8,67,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Friday morning, the total number of cases stood at 26,208,690 and the fatalities rose to 867,219, 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 cases and deaths at 6,149,265 and 186,785 respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil came in the second place with 4,041,638 infections and 1,24,614 deaths. In terms of cases, India ranks third (3,853,406), and is followed by Russia (10,06,923), Peru (6,57,129), Colombia (6,33,339), South Africa (6,33,015), Mexico (6,16,894), Spain (4,88,513), Argentina (451,198), Chile (416,501), Iran (3,80,746), the UK (3,42,686), France (3,38,220), Bangladesh (3,19,686), Saudi Arabia (3,18,319), Pakistan (297,014), Turkey (274,943), Italy (272,912), Germany (2,48,840), Iraq (2,47,039), Philippines (2,28,403), Indonesia (1,84,268), Canada (1,32,527), Ukraine (1,31,300), Israel (124,455), Qatar (119,420), Bolivia (1,17,928), Ecuador (1,16,360) and Kazakhstan (1,06,032), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the India (67,376), Mexico (66,329), the UK (41,615), Italy (35,507), France (30,712), Spain (29,234), Peru (29,068), Iran (21,926), Colombia (20,618), Russia (17,479), South Africa (14,563) and Chile (11,422).

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