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Poonam Singh

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the world like never before. Here are some updates on the COVID-19 cases and death toll from around the world on Sunday.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 62 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.45 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Sunday, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 62,147,874 and 1,450,326, respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 13,233,884 and 266,009, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 9,351,109, while the country's death toll soared to 136,200.

The other countries with more than a million confirmed cases are Brazil (6,290,272), France (2,260,789), Russia (2,223,500), Spain (1,628,208), the UK (1,609,141), Italy (1,564,532), Argentina (1,413,375), Colombia (1,299,613), Mexico (1,078,594) and Germany (1,042,048), the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 172,561.

The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are Mexico (104,242), the UK (58,127), Italy (54,363), France (52,212), Iran (47,486), Spain (44,668), Russia (38,676), Argentina (38,322), Colombia (36,401), Peru (35,839) and South Africa (21,439).

Chinese mainland reports 11 new imported Covid-19 cases

The Chinese mainland reported 11 new imported Covid-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 3,843.

Four new imported cases were reported in Fujian, three were reported in Shanghai, and one each in Sichuan, Yunnan, Shaanxi and Gansu, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported.

A total of 3,589 imported cases had been discharged from hospitals after recovery while 254 remained hospitalised, including four in serious conditions, the commission said.

No deaths had been reported among imported cases.

(With IANS Inputs)

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