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Global Covid-19 Cases Cross 90 Million Mark

Washington: In yet another grim milestone, the overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed the 90 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.92 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

The University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), in its latest update revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 90,237,469 and 1,934,096, respectively on Monday morning.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 22,385,975 and 374,072, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 10,450,284, while the country’s death toll soared to 150,999.

The other countries with more than a million confirmed cases are Brazil (8,105,790), Russia (3,366,715), the UK (3,081,368), France (2,840,864), Turkey (2,326,256), Italy (2,276,491), Spain (2,050,360), Germany (1,929,410), Colombia (1,786,900), Argentina (1,722,217), Mexico (1,534,039), Poland (1,385,522), Iran (1,286,406), South Africa (1,231,597), Ukraine (1,150,265) and Peru (1,026,180), the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 203,100.

The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are Mexico (133,706), the UK (81,567), Italy (78,755), France (67,885), Russia (60,963), Iran (56,171), Spain (51,874), Colombia (46,114), Argentina (44,495), Germany (40,741), Peru (38,049), South Africa (33,163), Poland (31,189), Indonesia (24,129), Turkey (22,807), Ukraine (20,641) and Belgium (20,038).

Russia confirms first case of new coronavirus strain

Russia detected its first case of the new coronavirus strain, which was first discovered in the United Kingdom (UK) last month, said Anna Popova, head of the country’s consumer rights and human well-being watchdog Rospotrebnadzor.

“One person had the new strain of coronavirus,” Popova said on Rossiya-1 television channel on Sunday, commenting on the vetting of arrivals from the UK, Xinhua news agency reported.

Russia registered 22,851 new Covid-19 cases over the past day, taking the national total to 3,401,954, said the country’s Covid-19 response center on Sunday.

(With IANS Inputs)

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