Global Covid-19 cases reach 79.8 million


26th December, 2020 12:20:03 printer

Global Covid-19 cases reach 79.8 million

Over 79.8 million people have been infected globally with coronavirus while the deaths have surged to 1.7 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The total caseload reached 79,802, 494 while the death 1,749,995 as of Saturday.

The death toll in the US stood at 330,244 as of Saturday morning with 18,756,230 people have infected with the virus, according to the data.

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll rose to 190,488 on Friday after 482 more patients died from the virus in the previous 24 hours.

Tests detected 22,967 more infections, raising the nationwide tally to 7,448,560, said the Ministry of Health. Brazil has a COVID-19 mortality rate of 91 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, and its case rate stands at 3,544 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Besides, India’s death toll reached 147,092 while the total caseload reached 10,146,845 on Saturday