Global Covid-19 Tally Rises To 1.41 Crore, Fatalities Surge Past 6 Lakh; US Case Count Tops 36 Lakh

Global Covid-19 Tally Rises To 1.41 Crore, Fatalities Surge Past 6 Lakh; US Case Count Tops 36 LakhCoronavirus

The total number of Covid-19 cases has surged to over 1.41 crore globally, while the deaths have surpassed 6 lakh mark, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Saturday (18 July) evening, the total number of cases stood at 14,124,409 while the fatalities increased to 603,269, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

As many as 7,912,449 people have recovered from the disease globally, the CSSE data showed.

With 3,647,715 cases and 139,266 deaths, the US continues with the world's highest number of COVID-19 infections and fatalities, according to the CSSE.

Brazil comes in the second place with 2,046,328 infections and 77,851 deaths.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (1,039,084), and was followed by Russia (764,215), Peru (345,537), South Africa (337,594), Mexico (331,298), Chile (326,439), the UK (294,804), Iran (271,606), Pakistan (261,917), Spain (260,255), Saudi Arabia (245,851), Italy (243,967), Turkey (217,799), France (211,943), Germany (202,355) and Bangladesh (202,066).

Colombia (182,140), Argetina (119,301), Canada (111,559), Qatar (105,898) and Netherlands (103,136) are some of the other countries with more than 1 lakh Covid-19 cases, the CSSE figures showed.

The countries that reported over 10,000 deaths are the UK (45,318), Mexico (38,310), Italy (35,028), France (30,155), Spain (28,420), India (26,273), Iran (13,979), Peru (12,799), Netherlands (12,295) and Russia (12,228).