Global Covid-19 cases approach 139 million


16th April, 2021 01:52:58 printer

Global Covid-19 cases approach 139 million

The overall number of global Covid cases is fast approaching the grim milestone of 139 million.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 138,858,768 while the death tally from the virus reached 2,984,626 on Friday morning.

The US has recorded 31,495,164 cases to date and more than 565,283 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per the university data.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of Covid cases since January, has so far registered 13,746,681 cases and 365,444 deaths.

Besides, India’s total Covid cases have crossed 14 million, forcing the authorities concerned to enforce restrictions in many states from Wednesday.

India has so far registered 14,074,564 cases and 173,123 deaths from the virus, according to the government.