AjeyoLAST UPDATED: Sept. 24, 2020, 10:21 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.
With several countries deciding to relax their respective coronavirus lockdowns the number of COVID-19 cases is witnessing a surge around the world.
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 31.7 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 975,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
As of Thursday morning, the total number of coronavirus cases stood at 31,787,190 and the COVID-19 fatalities rose to 975,038, 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 coronavirus cases and COVID-19 deaths at 6,943,071 and 201,957, respectively, according to the CSSE.
India comes in second place in terms of coronavirus cases at 5,646,010, while the country's COVID-19 death toll soared to 90,020.
The other top 15 countries with the maximum amount of coronavirus cases are Brazil (4,591,364), Russia (1,117,487), Colombia (784,268), Peru (776,546), Mexico (710,049), Spain (693,556), South Africa (665,188), Argentina (664,799), France (508,381), Chile (449,903), Iran (432,798), the UK (412,241), Bangladesh (353,844), Iraq (332,635) and Saudi Arabia (331,359), the CSSE figures showed.
Brazil currently accounts for the second-highest number of coronavirus fatalities at 138,105.
The countries with a coronavirus death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (74,949), the UK (41,951), Italy (35,758), Peru (31,568), France (31,444), Spain (31,034), Iran (24,840), Colombia (24,746), Russia (19,720), South Africa (16,206), Argentina (14,376), Chile (12,345) and Ecuador (11,171).