Washington, May 30 : The total number of global COVID-19 cases was nearing the six million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 364,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. As of Saturday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 5,923,432, while the death toll increased to 364,849, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
The US has 1,745,930 confirmed cases and 102,808 deaths, both tallies account for the highest in the world, the CSSE said. Brazil comes in the second place with 465,166 infections. This was followed by Russia (387,623), the UK (272,607), Spain (238,564), Italy (232,248), France (186,923), Germany (182,922), India (173,491), Turkey (162,120), Iran (146,668), and Peru (141,779), the CSSE further said The UK continues in the second position in fatalities after the US with 38,243 deaths. The other countries with over 10,000 deaths were Italy (33,229), France (28,717), Brazil (27,878) and Spain (27,121), the CSSE added. (UNI)