Global COVID-19 cases near 10mn: Johns Hopkins University. Image Source: IANS News

Washington, July 3 : The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has increased to over 10.8 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 520,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Friday morning, the total number of cases increased to 10,842,615, while the fatalities stood at to 520,785, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US accounted for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities with 2,739,230 and 128,743, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil came in the second place with 1,496,858 infections and 61,884 deaths.

In terms of cases, Russia ranks third (660,231), and is followed by India (604,641), Peru (292,004), the UK (285,268), Chile (284,541), Spain (250,103), Italy (240,961), Mexico (238,511), Iran (232,863), Pakistan (217,809), France (203,640), Turkey (202,284), Saudi Arabia (197,608), Germany (196,370), South Africa (168,061), Bangladesh (153,277) and Canada (106,643), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (44,080), Italy (34,818), France (29,878), Mexico (29,189), Spain (28,368), India (17,834) and Iran (11,106).

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