nCoV: Global cases top 54.8 million

Washington: The number of global novel Coronavirus cases has topped 54.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1,325,750 on Tuesday, Johns Hopkins University said.
The total cases and death toll stood at 54,826,773 and 1,325,752, 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 11,197,791 and 247,142, respectively, according to the CSSE.
India comes in second place in terms of cases at 8,845,127, while the country’s death toll soared to 165,798.
The other countries cases are Brazil (5,863,093), France (2,041,293), Russia (1,932,711) and Spain (1,496,864) the CSSE figures showed.
Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 165,798.
The countries with a death toll above 30,000 were Mexico (98,542), the UK (52,240), Italy (45,733), France (45,122) and Iran (41,979).