Covid-19: Global cases reach 102,525,801


31st January, 2021 10:42:16 printer

Covid-19: Global cases reach 102,525,801

The total global case count of Covid-19 reached 102,525,801 as of Sunday morning while the death toll stood at 2,217,746, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

As per the JHU data, the US remained the worst hit country in the number of cases and deaths as over 26 million people have been infected with the virus.

The US has registered 26,067,807 cases with 439,420 deaths as of Sunday morning.

A new variant of coronavirus emerged Thursday in the United States, posing yet another public health challenge in a country already losing more than 3,000 people to Covid-19 every day, reports AP.

Brazil reported 1,279 deaths from Covid- 19 in the past 24 hours till Saturday, taking its death toll to 223,945, its Health Ministry said.

Meanwhile, 58,462 new cases of Covid-19 were detected, bringing its nationwide tally to 9,176,975.

Brazil has the world's second-highest Covid-19 death toll, the second only to the United States, and the thirdlargest outbreak, after the United States and India.

The country is experiencing a second wave of Covid-19, with cases and deaths on the rise since December.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 10,733,131 on Saturday as 13,083 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, said the latest data from the federal health ministry.

According to the official data, the death toll mounted to 154,147 as 137 Covid-19 patients died since Friday morning.

Meanwhile, the federal government has ramped up Covid-19 testing facilities across the country, as over 195 million tests have been conducted so far.

Two types of vaccines are being administered to people in India. While the Covishield vaccine, made by the Serum Institute of India (SII), was supplied to all states, the Covaxin vaccine, made by the Bharat Biotech International Limited, was supplied to only 12 states.