Global COVID-19 fatalities surpass one million: JHU
Updated 16:48, 29-Sep-2020

Global coronavirus deaths reached another grim milestone on Tuesday, surpassing the one million mark, according to the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University.

Maintaining its No. 1 position on the list of the worst-hit nations by COVID-19 in the world, the United States has reported a total of 7,147,045 infections and 205,072 fatalities, accounting for more than 20 percent of the global caseload and death toll.

Brazil has recorded 142,058 deaths to rank second in the world. India has the world's third-largest number of deaths at 96,318 and the second-largest COVID-19 caseload, of more than six million.

Countries with over 30,000 fatalities also include Mexico, the UK, Italy, Peru, France, and Spain.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington said it projects 371,509 people in the United States may have died of COVID-19 by January 1, 2021, based on the current projection scenario.

Meanwhile, many pandemic-wracked European countries are witnessing a resurgence of new cases and deaths, indicating a dreaded second wave.