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Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 310,000: Johns Hopkins University

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-05-17 03:39
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A medical staff member treats a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Chula Vista, California, US, May 12, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

NEW YORK -- Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 310,000 on Saturday afternoon, reaching 310,010 as of 3:15 pm (1915 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, the total COVID-19 cases around the world rose to 4,599,738, according to the CSSE.

The United States reported the most COVID-19 cases and deaths, which stood at 1,456,029 and 88,211, respectively. Other countries with over 20,000 fatalities included Britain, Italy, Spain and France, the CSSE data showed.

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