Global COVID-19 Cases Near 16 Million With Over 643k Deaths
Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 16 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 643,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 15,984,384, while the fatalities rose to 643,384, 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 infections and fatalities at 4,176,716 and 146,420, respectively, according to the CSSE.
Brazil came in second place with 2,394,513 infections and 86,449 deaths.
Meanwhile, The number of coronavirus cases in Israel has crossed 60,000, the Ministry of Health said. According to the ministry, 1,021 new cases on Saturday brought the total to 60,496.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bangladesh reached 221,178 on Saturday as about 2,500 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.
Senior Health Ministry official Nasima Sultana said in a briefing that “2,520 new COVID-19 positive cases and 38 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours across Bangladesh”, Xinhua reported.
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across the African continent reached 810,008 on Saturday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
The Africa CDC, a specialized healthcare agency of the African Union (AU) Commission, in its latest situation update issued on Saturday, said that the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases across the continent rose from 787,501 on Friday to 810,008 as of Saturday afternoon, Xinhua reported.
“The number of confirmed infections in the country totalled 221,178, while fatalities stood at 2,874,
The number of death cases rose to 455, with seven new cases, while the number of patients in serious condition rose from 308 to 312, out of 706 patients currently hospitalized, Xinhua reported.
In terms of cases, India ranks third (1,337,024), and is followed by Russia (805,332), South Africa (434,200), Mexico (385,036), Peru (375,961), Chile (343,592), the UK (300,270), Iran (288,839), Pakistan (273,113), Spain (272,421), Saudi Arabia (264,973), Italy (245,864), Colombia (233,541), Turkey (225,173), Bangladesh (221,178), France (217,801), Germany (206,278), Argentina (158,334), Canada (115,470), Qatar (109,036) and Iraq (107,573), the CSSE figures showed.
The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (45,823), Mexico (42,645), Italy (35,102), India (31,358), France (30,195), Spain (28,432), Peru (17,843), Iran (15,484) and Russia (13,172).
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