Global COVID-19 cases surpass 90 million, says Johns Hopkins University

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According to the University's global tracker, India topping the list reporting the highest number of recoveries in the world 
 

 

The global coronavirus cases have surpassed the grim milestone of 90 million cases and 1.93 million deaths on Sunday, according to the data from Johns Hopkins University.

According to the report from the COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at JHU, the global tally stood at 90,216,381as of 6.52 am (IST) Sunday. 

Meanwhile, as many as 1,933,487 people have succumbed to the pathogen worldwide and 49,953,438 patients have recovered from the virus.

The United States continues to be the most-affected country in the world by the pandemic reporting 22,377,230 cases of the coronavirus and 374,008 deaths across the country. The US also records the most fatalities in the world.

India and Brazil continue to be the second and third most-affected countries respectively reporting 10.4 million cases and 8.1 million cases respectively.

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 200 countries. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had declared coronavirus a pandemic.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is facing a lot of criticism from the many countries over its initial handling of the coronavirus outbreak. 

The international community has blamed WHO for taking time in declaring the outbreak a pandemic, which it did on March 11, two and a half months after China first reported the new virus.

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