Geneva: The number of global cases of Wuhan Virus popularly known as the novel coronavirus surpassed the 55 million mark, while the deaths surged to more than 1.3 million on Tuesday, the Johns Hopkins University said.
In its latest update, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global cases and death toll stood at 55,074,994 and 1,328,068, respectively.
The US houses the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 11,205,485 and 247,220, respectively, according to the CSSE.
India comes second in terms of cases at 8,874,290, while the country’s death toll soared to 130,519.
The other countries with high number of cases include Brazil (5,876,464), France (2,041,293), Russia (1,954,912), Spain (1,496,864) and the UK (1,394,299), the CSSE figures showed.
Brazil currently accounts for the second-highest number of fatalities at 166,014.
The countries with a death toll above 30,000 include Mexico (98,861), the UK (52,240), Italy (45,733), France (45,122), Iran (41,979) and Spain (41,253).