Global COVID-19 cases cross 5 mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington, May 21 (IANS) The total number of global coronavirus cases cross the 5 million mark on Thursday, while the death toll has increased to more than 328,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
Currently, the total number of cases stood at 5,000,038, while the death toll increased to 328,172, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
The US accounts for the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 1,551,853 and 93,439, respectively.
In terms of cases, Russia has the second highest number of infections at 308,705, followed by Brazil (291,579), the UK (249,619), Spain (232,555), Italy (227,364), France (181,700), Germany (178,473), Turkey (152,587), Iran (126,949), India (112,442) and Peru (104,020), the CSSE figures showed.
Meanwhile, the UK came in second after the US with 35,786 COVID-19 deaths.
The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are Italy (32,330), France (28,135), Spain (27,888) and Brazil (18,859).

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