Global Covid cases near 122 million


19th March, 2021 01:19:18 printer

Global Covid cases near 122 million

The global Covid caseload is fast approaching 122 million, despite high rates of vaccination.

To be specific, the total case count mounted to 121,731,658 while fatalities reached 2,689,940 on Friday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The US has registered 29,665,203 cases and 539,662 fatalities as of Thursday morning, according to the latest data released by the university.

Deaths per day in the US have plunged to an average of just under 1,300, down from a high of about 3,400 two months ago. New cases are running at about 55,000 per day on an average after peaking at more than a quartermillion daily in early January, reports AP.

With the US closing in on President Joe Biden’s goal of injecting 100 million coronavirus vaccinations weeks ahead of his target date, the White House announced Thursday that the nation is now in a position to help supply neighbours, Canada and Mexico, with millions of lifesaving shots.

With a record number of daily Covid-19 cases, Brazil has registered 11,780,820 Covid-19 cases and 287,499 deaths till Friday.

The South American country has the world's second-highest Covid-19 death toll and caseload, only next to the US.

Brazil is one of the countries hardest-hit by the pandemic, experiencing another wave of infections.

According to official data, the death toll in India mounted to 159,216 while the total caseload stood at 11,474,605 on Friday morning.