Global Covid-19 Tally Rises To Over 1.67 Crore, Fatalities Surge Past 6.6 Lakh; US Case Count Tops 43 Lakh

Global Covid-19 Tally Rises To Over 1.67 Crore, Fatalities Surge Past 6.6 Lakh; US Case Count Tops 43 LakhCovid 19 

The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 1.67 crore mark, while the deaths have increased to over 6.6 lakh, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Wednesday (29 July) evening, the total number of cases stood at 16,756,275, while the fatalities rose to 660,978, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

As many as 9,767,016 people have recovered from the disease globally.

The US accounted for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities at 4,352,083 and 149,258, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil came in the second place with 2,483,191 infections and 88,539 deaths.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (1,531,669), and is followed by Russia (827,455), South Africa (459,761), Mexico (402,697), Peru (395,005), Chile (349,800), the UK (302,295), Iran (296,273), Spain (280,610), Pakistan (276,288), Saudi Arabia (270,831), Colombia (267,385), Italy (246,488), Bangladesh (232,194), Turkey (227,982), France (221,077), Germany (207,960), Argentina (173,355), Canada (116,871), Iraq (115,332), Qatar (109,880), and Indonesia (104,432), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (45,963), Mexico (44,876), Italy (35,123), India (34,193), France (30,226), Spain (28,436), Peru (18,612), Iran (16,147) and Russia (13,642).