Global Covid cases near 113 million


26th February, 2021 12:11:20 printer

Global Covid cases near 113 million

Believe it or not, the world is fast nearing the grim milestone of 113 million Covid-19 cases despite high rates of vaccination.

The total case count reached 112,963,634 while the death toll from the virus mounted to 2,506,276 on Friday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has so far registered 28,409,391 cases and 508,084 deaths.

The first known deaths from the virus in the US were in early February 2020. It took four months to reach the first 100,000 deaths. The toll hit 200,000 in September and 300,000 in December, then took just over a month to jump from 300,000 to 400,000 and another month to climb to 500,000.

Brazil has so far registered 251,498 deaths and 10,390,461 Covid cases, according to the latest figures.

Whereas daily cases and deaths have fallen in many countries, Latin America’s largest nation is parked on an elevated plateau — a grim repeat of mid-2020. In each of the last five weeks, Brazil has averaged more than 1,000 daily deaths. Official data showed a confirmed death toll total of 251,498 on Thursday, reports AP.

Brazil has the world's second-highest Covid death toll after the United States and the third-largest caseload after the US and India.

India has so far recorded 11,046,914 cases and 156,705 deaths, as per the country's latest Covid data.