Global Covid cases top 110 million

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19th February, 2021 11:57:12 printer

Global Covid cases top 110 million

Covid-19 is still spreading around the world, despite high vaccination rate. In fact, the global corona caseload has now surged past 110 million.

The global case count reached 110,289,988 while the death toll from the deadly virus mounted to 2,441,112 on Friday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The US has so far recorded 27,895,777 cases and 493,082 deaths, as per the data.

The US 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.

India's Covid tally rose to 10,950,201 on Friday, while the death toll mounted to 156,014, according to the figures.

Brazil registered 10,030,626 Covid-19 infections and 243,457 deaths until Friday.

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

As states lift mask rules and ease restrictions on restaurants and other businesses because of falling case numbers, public health officials say authorities are overlooking potentially more dangerous Covid-19 variants that are quietly spreading through the U.S, reports AP.

Scientists widely agree that the US simply doesn’t have enough of a handle on the variants to roll back public health measures and is at risk of fumbling yet another phase of the pandemic after letting the virus rage through the country over the last year and kill nearly 500,000 people.


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