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Global Covid cases top 111.7 mn; deaths now over 2.47mn

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Washington, Feb 23, 2021-
The total number of global coronavirus cases has topped 111.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.47 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 111,705,909 and 2,473,742 respectively.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 28,188,296 and 500,236 respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 11,005,850.

The other countries with more than a million confirmed coronavirus cases are Brazil (10,195,160), the UK (4,138,233), Russia (4,130,447), France (3,669,354), Spain (3,153,971), Italy (2,818,863), Turkey (2,646,526), Germany (2,399,499), Colombia (2,229,663), Argentina (2,069,751), Mexico (2,043,632), Poland (1,642,658), Iran (1,582,275), South Africa (1,504,588), Ukraine (1,354,545), Indonesia (1,288,833), Peru (1,283,309), Czech Republic (1,157,180) and the Netherlands (1,075,425), the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of Covid-19 fatalities at 247,143, followed by Mexico 180,536 on the third place and India 156,385 on the fourth.

Meanwhile, the nations with a death toll above 20,000 are the UK (120,988), Italy (95,992), France (84,764), Russia (82,255), Germany (68,079), Spain (67,636), Iran (59,572), Colombia (58,974), Argentina (51,359), South Africa (49,150), Peru (45,097), Poland (42,188), Indonesia (34,691), Turkey (28,138), Ukraine (26,531), Belgium (21,923) and Canada (21,720). (Agency)

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