Global Covid-19 cases approaching 114 million


28th February, 2021 11:19:32 printer

Global Covid-19 cases approaching 114 million

Amid concern over the new variants of Covid-19, the global Covid-19 cases is approaching 114 million despite widespread vaccination.

The global caseload reached 113,749,295 while the death toll 2,524,159 as of Sunday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The US, the world's worst-hit country, has so far registered 28,554,177 Covid cases with 511,994 fatalities, according to the university's corona tracker.

Brazil registered 1,386 deaths from the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 254,221, the Ministry of Health reported Saturday.

A total of 61,602 new cases were reported, bringing the national tally to 10,517,232, according to the ministry.

Brazil has the second largest number of deaths from the coronavirus, following the United States, and the third largest number of cases, after the United States and India.

The state of Sao Paulo, the most populous state in the country, is the hardest hit by the pandemic, with 2,037,267 cases and 59,428 deaths, followed by Rio de Janeiro, with 582,164 cases and 33,035 deaths.

As of Friday, 6.4 million Brazilians have received at least one dose of vaccine against COVID-19, while 1.8 million people have received both doses.

India has so far registered 11,079,979 cases as of Sunday morning while the death toll mounted to 156,938.