Global COVID-19 cases surpass 1.9 mln: Johns Hopkins University

People wearing masks visit the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., the United States on April 12, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua) 

Global COVID-19 cases have topped 1.9 million, with the United States reporting the highest number of cases and the highest death toll.

NEW YORK, April 13 (Xinhua) -- Confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide topped 1.9 million on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.

The fresh figure reached 1,904,566 with 118,459 deaths as of 4 p.m. local time (2000 GMT), the CSSE said.

According to the running tally, the United States reported 572,169 cases, the most in the world, as well as the highest death toll of 23,070. Spain registered 169,496 cases and 17,489 deaths, while Italy reported 159,516 cases and 20,465 deaths.