Washington, Aug 18: The number of global novel Coronavirus cases has topped 21.8 million, while the deaths have increased to over 772,000 on Tuesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
The total number of cases stood at 21,814,597 and the fatalities rose to 772,782, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
The US accounted for the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 5,437,969 and 170,491, respectively, according to the CSSE.
Brazil came in the second place with 3,359,570 infections and 108,536 deaths.
In terms of cases, India ranks third (2,647,663), and is followed by Russia (925,558), South Africa (589,886), Peru (535,946), Mexico (525,733), Colombia (468,332), Chile (387,502), Spain (359,082), and Iran (345,450), the CSSE figures showed.
The other countries with over 30,000 deaths were the Mexico (57,023), India (50,921), UK (41,454) and Italy (35,400).