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COVID-19: Global Cases Cross 27.7 Million Mark, Death Toll Now At 901050

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Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 27.7 million, while the deaths have increased to over 901,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Thursday morning, the total number of cases stood at 27,719,952 and the fatalities rose to 901,050, 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 6,359,313 and 190,796 respectively, according to the CSSE.

India is currently in the second place in terms of cases at 4,370,128, while the country’s death toll stood at 73,890.

In terms of cases, Brazil ranks third (4,162,073), and is followed by Russia (1,037,526), Peru (696,190), Colombia (679,513), Mexico (647,321), South Africa (642,431), Spain (543,379), Argentina (512,293), Chile (427,027), Iran (393,425), France (383,272), the UK (357,597), Bangladesh (331,078), Saudi Arabia (323,012), Pakistan (299,659), Turkey (284,943), Italy (281,583), Iraq (273,821), Germany (256,433), Philippines (256,433), Indonesia (245,143), Ukraine (146,511), Israel (141,097), Canada (136,135), Bolivia (122,308), Qatar (120,846), Ecuador (112,166), Kazakhstan (106,498), Dominican Republic (100,937) and Egypt (100,041), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the Brazil (128,539), Mexico (69,049), the UK (41,683), Italy (35,577), France (30,805), Peru (30,123), Spain (29,628), Iran (22,669), Colombia (21,817), Russia (18,080), South Africa (15,168), Chile (11,702) and Argentina (10,658).

Global Covid-19 deaths surpass 900,000

Global Covid-19 deaths have surpassed 900,000, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

The global death toll on Wednesday rose to 900,079, while there were more than 27.6 million cases worldwide, the CSSE data showed, Xinhua reported.

The US remains the nation worst hit by the pandemic, with 6,356,310 cases and 190,649 deaths, making up more than 20 per cent of the global death toll.

Brazil recorded the world’s second largest death toll of 127,464, followed by India with 73,890 fatalities. India recently replaced Brazil as the country with the world’s second highest caseload, which exceeded 4.3 million, according to the CSSE.

Countries with over 30,000 fatalities also include Mexico, Britain, Italy, France and Peru.

France registers second highest daily Covid-19 infections

France registered 8,577 confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, the second biggest daily increase since the epidemic outbreak in the country, the Health Ministry said.

On September 4, France recorded 8,975 new positive cases, the highest daily tally since early March.

Health authorities’ data showed that the cumulative number of people who have caught the respiratory illness is now at 344,101. Coronavirus-linked fatalities total 30,794, up by 30 from Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

After steadily falling since mid-April, admissions to hospital for the disease surged to above 5,000, a one-day rise of 386. The number of those who need to be put on a ventilator went up by 71 to 599, confirming a renewed spread of coronavirus.

In a recent interview, French Health Minister Olivier Veran said hospitalization and the number of serious cases were “the reflection of the epidemic situation of two weeks ago,” expecting both indicators to worsen further in the next 15 days.

Following a sharp uptick in new cases and hospital-related data, the ministry called on people to follow the anti-virus rules.

(IANS)

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