Global Covid cases surpass 117 million


9th March, 2021 02:23:35 printer

Global Covid cases surpass 117 million

The global Covid caseload surged past 117 million Tuesday amid worldwide mass inoculation efforts.

The total case count and deaths now stand at 117,148,248 and 2,600,063, respectively, according to John Hopkins University.

The US continues to remain the world’s worst-hit country, with 29,044,110 cases and 525,752 fatalities to date, as per the university data.

Brazil reported an accumulative 11,051,665 Covid cases amid a second wave of the outbreak of the disease and 266,398 deaths as of Tuesday , the Brazilian Ministry of Health said.

India has so far registered 11,244,786 cases and 157,930 fatalities, as per the country's official figures.

Situation in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s coronavirus caseload rose to 551,175 after health authorities confirmed 845 new cases in the past 24 hours till Monday morning.