Global COVID-19 death toll crosses 4 million, total cases of infection climb past 185 million
Washington, July 8, 2021
The global death toll due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crossed the grim milestone of 4 million today even as the total number of confirmed cases of infection, since the pandemic broke out in late 2019, climbed past 185 million.
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 death toll had touched 4,000,767 as of this morning while the total number of cases stood at 185,024,418.
The United States remained the worst-hit country with 33.770 million cases and 606,217 deaths so far.
India is in second place, in terms of cases of infection, at 30.709 million as of this morning, while it is placed third in the world in terms of deaths at 405,028. India is only the second country after the US to have crossed 30 million cases and the third country, after the US and Brazil, to have registered more than 400,000 deaths.
Brazil has so far reported more than 18.909 million cases of infection, the third highest in the world, while, in terms of the number of deaths, it is second after the US, at 528,540. It is the second country after the US to cross the mark of 500,000 deaths in the pandemic.
Mexico has reported the fourth highest number of deaths at 234,192 with a total of 2,558,369 cases of infection so far, the 15th highest.
France has recorded the fourth highest number of cases at 5,856,682 with 111,448 deaths so far.
Russia is now in fifth place with 5,614,540 cases so far and 137,718 deaths.
Turkey is in the sixth spot with 5,459,923 cases and 50,048 deaths till now.
The United Kingdom, in the seventh place, has become the seventh country to log more than five million cases, at 5,007,964, with 128,565 deaths so far.
Argentina is in the eighth place with 4,593,763 cases and 97,439 deaths so far.
Colombia is in the ninth spot with 4,426,811 cases and 110,578 deaths so far.
Italy is in the tenth spot with 4,265,714 cases and 127,718 deaths until now.