Washington (SunstarTV Bureau): A grim milestone fetched high as the Johns Hopkins University reported the total number of global coronavirus cases has topped the 100 million mark.
As per the latest given statement of Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), the current global caseload stood at 10,00,32,461 while the death toll counted to 21,49,818.
The US country recorded the world’s highest Covid cases and death rates at 2,53,62,794 and 4,23,010 respectively. Following US, India stands at second place with 1,06,76,838 Cases. Brazil followed with 88,71,393 cases and the world’s second largest death toll of 217,664, the Xinhua news agency reported.
According to the CSSE tally reports, more than 2 million cases also include Russia, Britain, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Germany and Colombia, while other countries with over 50,000 deaths include India, Mexico, Britain, Italy, France, Russia, Iran, Spain, Germany and Colombia.
The global caseload hit 50 million on November 8, 2020, and the number of cases doubled in just about two and a half months.
The US remains the worst-hit nation, making up more than a quarter of the global cases and nearly 20 per cent of the global deaths.