Sept. 25, 2020, 9:41 a.m.
Washington: The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe with millions of people affected by the COVID-19 virus.
The coronavirus pandemic has created a crisis in the global economy as well with the COVID-19 lockdowns in several countries pushing the worldwide economy into a severe recession.
With several countries deciding to relax their respective coronavirus lockdowns the number of COVID-19 cases is witnessing a surge around the world.
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has crossed the 32.1 million mark, while the COVID-19 deaths have increased to more than 981,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
As of Friday morning, the total number of COVID-19 cases stood at 32,135,220 and the fatalities due to the coronavirus pandemic rose to 981,754, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths due to coronavirus at 6,976,215 and 202,762, respectively, according to the CSSE.
India comes in second place in terms of COVID-19 cases at 5,732,518, while the country’s death toll due to the coronavirus pandemic soared to 91,149.
The other top 15 countries with the maximum amount of COVID-19 cases are Brazil (4,657,702), Russia (1,123,976), Colombia (790,823), Peru (782,695), Mexico (715,457), Spain (704,209), Argentina (678,266), South Africa (667,049), France (536,289), Chile (451,634), Iran (436,319), the UK (418,889), Bangladesh (355,384), Iraq (337,106) and Saudi Arabia (331,857), the CSSE figures showed.
Brazil currently accounts for the second-highest number of coronavirus fatalities at 139,808.
The countries with a death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (75,439), the UK (41,991), Italy (35,781), Peru (31,870), France (31,524), Spain (31,118), Iran (25,015), Colombia (24,746), Russia (19,876), South Africa (16,283), Argentina (14,766), Chile (12,469), Ecuador (11,213) and Indonesia (10,105).