NEW YORK: Global Covid-19 cases surpassed 50 million on Sunday, reported Xinhua news agency, based on data from the Centre for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
The global case count reached 50,052,204, with a total of 1,253,110 deaths worldwide as of 11:24 am local time (1624 GMT), the CSSE data showed.
The United States reported the most cases and deaths around the world, which stood at 9,879,323 and 237,192, respectively. India recorded 8,507,754 cases, ranking second in the world. Brazil followed India with 5,653,561 cases and 162,269 deaths, the world’s second largest death toll.
Countries with more than 1.1 million cases also include Russia, France, Spain, Argentina, Britain and Colombia, while other countries with over 40,000 deaths include India, Mexico, Britain, Italy and France, according to the centre.
Global cases topped 30 million on Sept. 17, and rose to 40 million on Oct 19. It took 32 days for the global caseload to jump from 30 million to 40 million, and only 20 days from 40 million to 50 million. – Bernama