Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 13 Million Mark, Death Tally Exceeds 572,000
Washington: The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has surpassed the 13 million mark, while the deaths have increased to more than 572,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 13,070,097, while the fatalities rose to 572,411, 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 3,363,056 and 135,605, respectively, according to the CSSE.
Brazil came in second place with 1,884,967 infections and 72,833 deaths.
In terms of cases, India ranks third (878,254), and is followed by Russia (732,547), Peru (330,123), Chile (317,657), Mexico (304,435), the UK (291,691), South Africa (287,796), Iran (259,652), Spain (255,953), Pakistan (251,625), Italy (243,230), Saudi Arabia (235,111), Turkey (214,001), France (209,640), Germany (200,180), Bangladesh (186,894), Colombia (150,445), Canada (109,984), Qatar (104,016) and Argentina (103,265), the CSSE figures showed.
The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (44,915), Mexico (35,491), Italy (34,967), France (30,032), Spain (28,406), India (23,174), Iran (13,032), Peru (12,054) and Russia (11,422).
11 more deaths take UK COVID-19 death toll to 44,830
London: Another 11 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Sunday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 44,830, the British Department of Health and Social Care said.
The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes, and the wider community.
As of Monday morning, 290,133 people have tested positive for the disease in Britain, a daily increase of 530, according to the department, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday.
Meanwhile, a London-based children charity warned Monday that deep budget cuts to education and rising poverty worldwide caused by the COVID-19 pandemic could force at least 9.7 million children out of school forever by the end of this year.
The world is facing a hidden education emergency as COVID-19 would leave an estimated US $77 billion gap in education spending for the world’s poorest children over the next 18 months, said Save the Children in its Save Our Education report.