Global Covid cases cross 51.3m: Johns Hopkins University
US is worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 51.3 million, while the deaths have surged to 1,270,170, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
As of Wednesday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 51,377,200 and 1,270,171, respectively, 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 cases and deaths at 10,242,754 and 239,628, respectively, according to the CSSE.
India comes in second place in terms of cases at 8,591,730, while the country's death toll soared to 127,059.
The other countries with more than a million confirmed cases are Brazil (5,699,005), France (1,857,309), Russia (1,802,762), Spain (1,381,218), Argentina (1,262,476), the UK (1,237,198) and Colombia (1,155,356), the CSSE figures showed.
Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 162,802.
The countries with a death toll above 20,000 are Mexico (95,027), the UK (49,861), Italy (42,330), France (41,062), Spain (39,345), Iran (39,202), Peru (34,943), Argentina (34,183), Colombia (33,128) and Russia (30,899).
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