Global Covid-19 deaths top 2.67 million


17th March, 2021 01:54:45 printer

Global Covid-19 deaths top 2.67 million

With the Covid-19 situation worsening around the world, the global death toll from the virus reached 2.67 million on Wednesday.

While the death toll from Covid-19 climbed to 2,670,056, the total cases surged to 120,656,989, according to the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The US remains the world's worst-hit country, with 536,887 deaths and 29,547,242 cases, as per the data.

The Covid-19 death toll in the US topped 500,000 on February 22.

The US toll is by far the highest reported in the world, accounting for 20 percent of the nearly 2.6 million coronavirus deaths globally, though the true numbers are thought to be significantly greater, in part because many cases were overlooked, especially early in the outbreak.

Brazil registered 2,841 Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours till Tuesday, a new record daily increase, raising the death toll to 282,127, according to the Ministry of Health.

The ministry also reported 83,926 new cases, bringing the national count to 11,603,535.

India has so far registered 11,409,831 cases and 158,856 deaths, followed by Mexico which has reported 195,119 deaths.