Coronavirus Pandemic: Global Covid-19 cases cross 27.5 milion


Washington: The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe with millions of people affected by the COVID-19 virus.

The coronavirus pandemic has created a crisis in the global economy as well with the COVID-19 lockdowns in several countries pushing the worldwide economy into a severe.recession.

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 27.5 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 897,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Wednesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 27,570,742 and the COVID-19 fatalities rose to 897,383, 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 COVID-19 cases and coronavirus deaths at 6,327,009 and 189,653 respectively, according to the CSSE.

India came in second place with 4,370,128 COVID-19 infections and 73,890 coronavirus deaths.

In terms of COVID-19 cases, Brazil ranks third (4,162,073), and is followed by Russia (1,032,354), Peru (691,575), Colombia (671,533), Mexico (642,860), South Africa (640,441), Spain (534,513), Argentina (500,034), Chile (425,541), Iran (391,112), France (373,718), the UK (354,932), Bangladesh (329,251), Saudi Arabia (322,237), Pakistan (299,659), Turkey (283,270), Italy (280,153), Iraq (269,578), Germany (254,957), Philippines (241,987), Indonesia (200,035), Ukraine (143,914), Israel (137,565) Canada (135,757), Bolivia (122,308), Qatar (120,579), Ecuador (110,757) and Kazakhstan (106,498), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 COVID-19 deaths are the India (73,890), Mexico (68,484), the UK (41,675), Italy (35,563), France (30,770), Spain (29,594), Peru (29,976), Iran (22,542), Colombia (21,611), Russia (17,939), South Africa (15,086) and Chile (11,682).