Washington: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 169.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.52 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 169,773,989 and 3,529,577, respectively.
The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 33,251,717 and 594,304, respectively, according to the CSSE.
In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 27,729,247 cases.
The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (16,471,600), France (5,719,877), Turkey (5,235,978), Russia (4,995,613), the UK (4,496,823), Italy (4,213,055), Argentina (3,732,263), Germany (3,684,672), Spain (3,668,658) and Colombia (3,363,061), the CSSE figures showed.
In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 461,057 fatalities.
Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (322,512), Mexico (223,072), the UK (128,037), Italy (126,002), Russia (118,781) and France (109,518).
Malaysia reported jumps in the highest daily record of new Covid-19 cases and deaths on Saturday, after the government announced a total lockdown to contain the outbreak.
A new daily high of 9,020 infections were reported, an increase from the previous high of 8,290 cases just recorded a day ago, bringing the national total to 558,534, according to the health ministry.
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 4,812,313 as of Saturday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
The Africa CDC, the specialised healthcare agency of the 55-member African Union, said the death toll from the pandemic stands at 130,025 while 4,351,816 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease, the Xinhua news agency reported.
Russia reported 9,289 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 5,053,748, the official monitoring and response centre said on Saturday.
The national Covid-19 death toll rose by 401 to 120,807 in the past day, while the number of recoveries grew by 9,250 to 4,670,484, the Xinhua news agency reported.