Global Covid-19 cases reach 116.4 million


7th March, 2021 12:29:46 printer

Global Covid-19 cases reach 116.4 million

Over 116.4 million people have been infected with Covid-19 globally as of Sunday amid worldwide mass inoculation efforts.

The total case count reached 116,468,157 while the death toll from the virus mounted to 2,586,872 as of Sunday, according to data compiled by John Hopkins University.

The US which is the world worst country in number of cases and deaths is approaching 29 million cases as more that 28,949,592 people have been found infected with the virus until Sunday morning.

The total death toll from the virus in the US reached 524,262.

Brazil has registered 1,555 new deaths from COVID-19, bringing the nationwide death toll to 264,325, its Ministry of Health reported on Saturday.

It also reported 69,609 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease, raising the caseload to 10,938,836.

The ministry said that Brazil ended a week with high numbers of new cases and deaths, as the South American country broke its record of daily deaths on Wednesday with 1,910 fatalities.

As the country faces another wave of the pandemic, driven by the more contagious variant that was found in the state of Amazonas, many states have enacted curfews and banned non-essential business activities after reaching a critical level of capacity in hospital intensive care units .

Since January 17, Brazil has vaccinated more than 10 million people, with more than 8 million having received the first dose.

India’s total caseload reached 11,192,088 while the death toll from the virus stood at 157,656.