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nCoV: Global cases top 53.8 mln

Washington: The number of global novel Coronavirus cases has topped 53.8 million, while the deaths have surged to 1,309,780 on Sunday, the Johns Hopkins University said.

The total caseload and death toll stood at 53,843,270 and 1,309,784, respectively, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US is the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 10,888,372 and 245,574, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 8,773,479, while the country’s death toll soared to 129,188.

The other countries with confirmed cases are Brazil (5,848,959), France (1,915,713), Russia (1,887,836) and Spain (1,458,591) the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 165,658.

The countries with a death toll above 30,000 were Mexico (97,624), UK (51,858), Italy (44,683), France (42,600) and Iran (41,034).

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