In this April 15, 2020, file photo, helper of the German Red Cross DRK in protective suit, left, takes a smear from a patient in his car during the official opening of a drive-thru COVID-19 testing center at the fair ground in Dresden, eastern Germany. (Photo: AP)
NEW YORK, May 15 (Xinhua) -- Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 4.5 million on Friday, reaching 4,516,360 as of 3:32 p.m. (1932 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
According to the CSSE, a total of 306,051 people worldwide have died of the disease.
The United States suffered the most from the pandemic, with 1,432,045 cases and a death toll of 86,851. Countries with over 200,000 cases included Russia, Britain, Spain, Italy and Brazil, according to the CSSE data.