Global Covid-19 cases near 99 million


24th January, 2021 03:09:50 printer

Global Covid-19 cases near 99 million

Confirmed Covid-19 infections around the world approached 99 million on early Sunday.

And the death toll from Covid-19 continued its relentless march upwards, with more than 2.1 million people known to have died worldwide.

The worldwide number of Covid-19 cases reached 98,747,150 and fatalities rose to 2,120,840, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The US – the world’s worst-hit country – reported 24,994,465 cases and 417,439 deaths.

Meanwhile, India confirmed 10,654,533 cases and 153,339 deaths until early Sunday. And Brazil’s case tally reached 8,816,254 and fatalities stood at 216,445.