COVID-19: Global cases top 23.3 million; India reports 61,408 new cases in 24 hours

Sakal Times News Desk
Monday, 24 August 2020

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 23.3 million

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 23.3 million, while the deaths have increased to over 807,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Monday morning, the total number of cases stood at 23,348,081 and the fatalities rose to 807,383, 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 5,701,557 and 176,797, respectively, according to the CSSE. Brazil came in the second place with 3,605,783 infections and 114,744 deaths.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (30,44,940). India reported 61,408 new COVID-19 cases, 57,468 recoveries and 836 deaths in on Sunday.

India is followed by Russia (9,54,328), South Africa (6,09,773), Peru (5,85,236), Mexico (5,60,164), Colombia (533,103), Chile (397,665), Spain (3,86,054), Iran (3,58,905), Argentina (342,154), the UK (3,27,643), Saudi Arabia (307,479), Bangladesh (2,94,598), Pakistan (2,92,765), France (2,80,459), Italy (2,59,345), Turkey (258,249), Germany (2,34,494), Iraq (204,341), Philippines (1,89,601), Indonesia (1,53,535), Canada (126,815), Qatar (1,17,008), Bolivia (108,427), Ecuador (1,07,769), Ukraine (107,379), Kazakhstan (104,543) and Israel (1,02,663), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the Mexico (60,480), India (56,706), UK (41,515), Italy (35,437), France (30,518), Spain (28,838), Peru (27,453), Iran (20,643), Russia (16,341), Colombia (16,968), South Africa (13,059) and Chile (10,852).

(With inputs from IANS)

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