Global Covid-19 cases approaching 110 million

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18th February, 2021 02:08:58 printer

Global Covid-19 cases approaching 110 million

The number of global Covid-19 cases exceeded 109.9 million on Thursday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The global case count reached 109,901,391 with 2,430,096 deaths, according to the JHU.

The US has recorded 27,825,077 cases as of Thursday with 490,447 cases.

The U.S. is vaccinating an average of 1.7 million Americans per day against COVID-19, up from under 1 million a month ago. New figures from the White House show a steady increase in the pace of vaccinations over President Joe Biden’s first month in office, reports AP

Much of the increase, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comes from people receiving their second dose. The pace of first-dose vaccinations has been largely steady over the past several weeks, hovering around an average of 900,000 shots per day.

India's COVID-19 tally rose to 10,950,201 on Thursday, as 12,881 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours, the latest data from the federal health ministry showed.

According to the official data, the death toll mounted to 156,014 as 101 COVID-19 patients died since Wednesday morning.

Brazil was approaching 10 million COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, after 56,766 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 9,978,747, according to the Health Ministry.

In its daily report, the ministry also reported 1,150 deaths in the same period for a death toll of 242,090.

Brazil ranks third in the world in COVID-19 cases, after the United States and India, and second in deaths behind the United States.

In its latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that although the number of gobal infections have fallen by 16 per cent in a week – 500,000 fewer cases – regions, including Europe, are still in the grip of the virus whose variants are spreading, reports UN NEWS.

The number of coronavirus deaths also declined in all regions by 10 per cent over the same period, with 81,000 fatalities reported in the last week, the UN health agency said in its weekly epidemiological update on Tuesday.

 


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