Global COVID-19 cases near 51 million, death toll rises to 1,263,089
A man wearing a face mask walking on a street during the COVID-19 pandemic in Stockholm, capital of Sweden, on November 3, 2020. Wei Xuechao/Xinhua/IANS

Global COVID-19 cases near 51 million, death toll rises to 1,263,089

Washington, November 10, 2020

The total number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across the world neared 51 million to stand at 50,913,451 today while the global death toll stood at 1,263,089.

A dashboard maintained by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at the Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the pandemic, showed that the United States remains the worst-hit country with 238,251 deaths, and a total of 10.110 million cases so far.

Within the US, New York state accounted for 33,705 deaths, followed by 19,223 deaths in Texas, 18,021 in California, 17,179 in Florida, 16,440 in New Jersey, 10,563 in Illinois, 10,163 in Massachusetts, 9,008 in Pennsylvania and 8,223 in Georgia.

India is in the second spot in terms of cases, with 8,591,730 cases as of this morning. It has reported 127,059 deaths so far – the third highest in the world.

Brazil is in third place after India, with a total of more than 5.675 million cases and 162,628 deaths as of today – the second highest after the US.

Mexico has reported the fourth highest number of deaths at 95,027 with a total of 967,825 cases so far – the tenth highest in the world.

The United Kingdom has reported the fifth highest number of deaths at 49,329, with a total of 1,216,747 cases so far – the eighth highest in the world.

Italy is in sixth place in terms of the number of deaths at 41,750 with 960,373 cases in all so far, at the 11th place in the world.

France has the fourth highest number of cases with 1,856,292 cases and 41,049 deaths -- the seventh highest in the world.

Spain has the sixth highest number of cases with 1,381,218 cases and 39,345 deaths -- the eighth highest in the world.

Russia is now in the fifth place in terms of the number of cases, with 1,781,997 cases with 30,546 deaths, the 13th highest among all countries.

Among other countries, Iran has reported 38,749 deaths, Peru 34,879, Argentina 33,907, Colombia 32,974, South Africa 19,845, Indonesia 14,689, Chile 14,588, Belgium 13,216, Ecuador 12,839, Germany 11,408, Iraq 11,380, and Turkey 10,972.

In South Asia, Pakistan has reported 346,476 cases and 7,000 deaths so far while Bangladesh has reported 421,921 cases and 6,092 deaths.

China, where the pandemic first broke out in December before it spread around the world, has reported 4,634 deaths so far on the mainland, with no new deaths reported in the past several weeks.


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