Every 250th person on Earth now infected with coronavirus

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As the total number of global Covid-19 cases on Monday reached a new high crossing the 33 million mark, an analysis of the coronavirus pandemic indicated that every 250th person on the planet is now infected by the deadly virus.

As per the most recent United Nations estimates elaborated by Worldometer, The current world population is 7.8 billion as of September 2020.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has already warned that the coronavirus death toll worldwide could cross the two-million figure before an effective vaccine is widely used.

Tass news agency on Sunday reported that 37,000 Covid-19 deaths took place in the last seven days, taking the overall fatalities to 9,83,000.

The total number of global Covid-19 cases on 28 September topped the 33 million mark, while the death toll have increased to over 997,000.

At present, the total number of coronavirus cases stood at 33,081,725 and the fatalities rose to 997,777, as per the the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) latest update.

Data from the Johns Hopkins University shows that the United States is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 7,115,338 and 204,758, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India follows the US at second position in terms of cases at 6,,074,702, while the death toll soared to 95,542. However, more than 50 lakh people have recovered in the country, taking the recovery rate beyond 82%, which is the highest among several other nations affected by the Covid pandemic.

The other top 15 countries next to India, with the maximum amount of cases are Brazil (4,732,309), Russia (1,146,273), Colombia (813,056), Peru (800,142), Mexico (730,317), Spain (716,481), Argentina (711,325), South Africa (670,766), France (552,473), Chile (457,901), Iran (446,448), the UK (437,517), Bangladesh (359,148), Iraq (349,450) and Saudi Arabia (333,193), as per the CSSE figures.

Brazil stands at the second highest in terms of number of fatalities at 141,741.

The countries with a death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (76,430), the UK (42,077), Italy (35,835), Peru (32,142), France (31,675), Spain (31,232), Iran (25,589), Colombia (25,488), Russia (20,239), South Africa (16,398), Argentina (15,749), Chile (12,641), Ecuador (11,279) and Indonesia (10,386).

India however stands far behind in the list of fatalities.

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