Global Covid cases surpass 95 million


19th January, 2021 01:58:22 printer

Global Covid cases surpass 95 million

Amid a second wave of Covid-19 infections, the total caseload worldwide has now surpassed the 95 million mark.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count stood at 95,517,587 with 2,039,056 deaths as of Tuesday morning.

JHU data also indicates that the virus is surging in many regions and areas of 191 countries.

The total number of Covid cases in the United States topped 24,062,636 as of Tuesday, while the death toll climbed to 398,299.

California on Monday became the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections. California’s caseload is also far ahead of other large states. Texas had more than 2 million and Florida topped 1.5 million. The state has recorded more than 33,600 deaths related to Covid, reports AP.

Brazil, which remained the second worst-hit country in terms of deaths, has so far registered more than 8.5 million Covid-19 cases, and nearly 210,299 deaths.

India, the third worst-hit country, recorded 10,571,773 cases while the death toll rose to 152,419, as per the latest data released by the Health Ministry.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh saw a daily infection rate of 5.49% with 697 new cases reported until early Monday.