Global Covid-19 Cases Top Two Crore Mark, Death Toll Increases To Over 7.34 Lakh: Johns Hopkins University

Global Covid-19 Cases Top Two Crore Mark, Death Toll Increases To Over 7.34 Lakh: Johns Hopkins UniversityGlobal Death toll due to Covid-19 outbreak has increased to over 7.34 lakh (representative image) (Pic Via Twitter)

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 2 crore mark, while the deaths have increased to over 734,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Tuesday (11 August) morning, the total number of cases stood at 20,014,574 and the fatalities rose to 734,755, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

As many as 12,222,744 people have recovered from the disease globally so far.

The US accounted for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities at 5,089,416 and 163,425, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil came in the second place with 3,057,470 infections and 101,752 deaths.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (2,215,074), and is followed by Russia (890,799), South Africa (563,598), Mexico (485,836), Peru (478,024), Colombia (387,481), Chile (375,044), Iran (328,844), Spain (322,980), the UK (313,392), Saudi Arabia (289,947), Pakistan (284,660), Bangladesh (260,507), Argentina (253,868), Italy (250,825), Turkey (241,997), France (239,306), Germany (218,508), Iraq (153,599), Philippines (136,638), Indonesia (127,083), Canada (122,053) and Qatar (113,262), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the Mexico (53,003), UK (46,611), India (44,386), Italy (35,209), France (30,327), Spain (28,576), Peru (21,072), Iran (18,616), Russia (14,973), Colombia (12,842), South Africa (10,621) and Chile (10,139).

(With inputs from IANS)