NEW YORK, May 15 — Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 300,000 on Thursday, reaching 300,074 as of 1.38 pm (1738 GMT), reported Xinhua news agency, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
Meanwhile, total COVID-19 cases around the world rose to 4,405,688, according to the CSSE.
The United States reported the most COVID-19 cases and deaths, which stood at 1,400,500 and 85,066, respectively. Other countries with over 20,000 fatalities included Britain, Italy, Spain, and France.
Other countries with over 200,000 cases included Russia, Britain, Spain and Italy, the CSSE data showed.