Washington DC: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (local time) again launched a scathing attack on China over the coronavirus pandemic.
"As I watch the Pandemic spread its ugly face all across the world, including the tremendous damage it has done to the USA, I become more and more angry at China. People can see it, and I can feel it!"
Earlier during his first Presidential campaign rally at Tulsa, Oklahoma, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he said, "Look, everyone knows it came out of China, but I decided we shouldn't make any more of a big deal out of it." At his rallies over the past couple of weeks, several times he called the novel coronavirus causing the COVID-19 lung disease "Kung Flu".
Meanwhile, the US accounted for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities with 2,629,372 and 127,322, respectively, according to the CSSE. Brazil came in the second place with 1,402,041 infections and 59,594 deaths.
In terms of cases, Russia ranks third (646,929), and is followed by India (566,840), the UK (314,160), Peru (285,213), Chile (279,393), Spain (249,271), Italy (240,578), Iran (227,662), Mexico (220,657), Pakistan (209,337), France (202,063), Turkey (199,906), Germany (195,418), Saudi Arabia (190,823), South Africa (151,209), Bangladesh (145,483) and Canada (106,097), the CSSE figures showed.
The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the UK (43,815), Italy (34,767), France (29,846), Spain (28,355), Mexico (27,121), India (16,893) and Iran (10,670).
The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has increased to over 10.4 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 509,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
As of Wednesday morning, the total number of cases increased to 10,434,835, while the fatalities stood at to 509,779, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
(With IANS and ANI inputs)