The world’s total coronavirus tally breached the 33 million mark on September 28 and a United Nations estimate elaborated by Worldometer suggests that the novel coronavirus has already infected one in every 250 persons on Earth. The world currently has a population of 7.8 billion.
The overall COVID-19 fatalities across the world now reached around 9,98,000 and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that the COVID-19 death toll could cross the two-million mark soon, even before an effective coronavirus vaccine starts getting used widely across the globe.
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A per the latest data available with the Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), at present, the total number of coronavirus cases in the world stands at 33,138,963, while a total of 9,98,380 people have died of the disease so far.
The United States continues to be the worst-hit country with the maximum number of COVID-19 cases in the world at 7,116,455 cases; over 2,05,000 people have died of the disease in the US.
India follows next with a total of 6,074,702 coronavirus cases, while the country’s COVID-19 death toll has surged past the 95,000 mark. However, India also has a high COVID-19 recovery rate (82 percent) and more than 50 lakh people have recovered from the infection.
Some of the other countries worst hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic outbreak are Brazil, Russia, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, South Africa, France, Chile, Iran, the United Kingdom, Bangladesh, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia. Brazil currently has the second-highest number of COVID-19 fatalities at 1,41,741 deaths.
Some other nations where more than 10,000 people have succumbed to the coronavirus infection are Mexico, the UK, Italy, Peru, France, Spain, Iran, Colombia, Russia, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and Indonesia.Follow our coverage of the coronavirus crisis here