AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Sept. 21, 2020, 10:47 a.m.
Washington: The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe with millions of people affected by the COVID-19 virus.
The coronavirus pandemic has created a crisis in the global economy as well with the COVID-19 lockdowns in several countries pushing the worldwide economy into a severe recession.
The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 31 million mark, while the COVID-19 deaths have increased to almost 960,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
As of Monday morning, the total number of COVID-19 cases stood at 30,918,269 and the coronavirus fatalities rose to 959,332, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of COVID-19 cases and coronavirus deaths at 6,799,044 and 199,474, respectively, according to the CSSE.
India is currently in second place in terms of COVID-19 cases at 5,400,619, while the country's coronavirus death toll soared to 86,752.
The other top 15 countries with the maximum amount of cases are Brazil (4,544,629), Russia (1,098,958), Peru (762,865), Colombia (758,398), Mexico (697,663), South Africa (661,211), Spain (640,040), Argentina (631,365), France (467,614), Chile (446,274), Iran (422,140), the UK (396,744), Bangladesh (348,918), Saudi Arabia (329,754) and Iraq (319,035), the CSSE figures showed.
Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of COVID-19 fatalities at 136,895.
The countries with a coronavirus death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (73,493), the UK (41,866), Italy (35,668), Peru (31,369), France (31,257), Spain (30,495), Iran (24,301), Colombia (23,665), Russia (19,349), South Africa (15,953), Argentina (13,053), Chile (12,286) and Ecuador (11,090).