Global Covid cases top 118 million


12th March, 2021 10:53:40 printer

Global Covid cases top 118 million

The world has crossed the grim milestone of 118 million Covid-19 cases, despite high rates of vaccination.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count reached 118,455,993 while the death toll climbed to 2,628,543 on Friday.

People in the US are getting vaccinated and the number of those is increasing day by day, but the country remains the world’s worst hit both in terms of cases and deaths.

The country has so far recorded 29,214,421 cases and 530,712 fatalities, as per the university data.

Brazil’s death toll and caseload now stand at 272,889 and 11,277,717, respectively, according to the university.

Brazil has the world's second-highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest caseload after the United States and India.

India recorded 11,285,561 Covid cases till Friday morning, while the death toll from the virus crossed 158,189.

In terms of cases, India is counted as the second worst-hit country while in number of deaths, it holds the fourth position.