Global COVID-19 count tops 5.4 million

The novel coronavirus cases surpassed 5.4 million mark globally, with over 3.4 lakh fatalities.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide has increased by nearly 100,000 over the past 24 hours to surpass 5.4 million, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

The United States continued to be the worst hit nation by the pandemic with maximum number of cases. As per the latest tally, US has reported over 1.7 million COVID-19 cases with nearly 100,000 deaths.

Brazil has the second-highest number of cases followed by Russia, UK, Spain and Italy.

The virus which was first originated in China’s Wuhan has spread to at least 210 countries.