New York: The number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 22 million, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
The global case count on Wednesday reached 22,046,135, with a total of 778,557 deaths worldwide, the CSSE data showed, Xinhua reported.
The US has suffered the most from the pandemic, with 5,480,487 cases and 171,687 fatalities, followed by Brazil with 3,359,570 cases and 109,888 deaths. India has confirmed more than 2.7 million cases.
Countries with more than 400,000 cases also include Russia, South Africa, Peru, Mexico and Colombia, while other countries with over 30,000 deaths include Mexico, India, Britain, Italy and France, according to the CSSE.
Chinese mainland reports 17 new imported Covid-19 cases
The Chinese mainland reported 17 new imported Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 2,339, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday.
Of the new imported cases, eight were reported in Shanghai, four in Guangdong, two each in Zhejiang and Shaanxi, and one in Shandong, the commission said, Xinhua news agency reported.
Among all the imported cases, 2,127 patients had been discharged from hospitals after recovery, and 212 remained hospitalised, with no one in severe condition, the commission said.
No deaths had been reported from the imported cases.
Brazil's Covid-19 deaths near 110,000
Brazil has registered 1,352 more deaths from Covid-19, raising the death toll to 109,888, the Ministry of Health announced.
Meanwhile, 47,784 new cases were reported on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 3,407,354, Xinhua reported.
Sao Paulo continues to be the epicentre of the disease in the country, with 711,530 cases and 27,315 deaths, followed by Rio de Janeiro with 14,728 deaths, and Ceara with 8,196 deaths.
Brazil is the country second hardest-hit by Covid-19 in the world, only after the US.