Covid-19: Global cases near 142 million, deaths top 3 million


20th April, 2021 11:31:49 printer

Covid-19: Global cases near 142 million, deaths top 3 million

The Covid-19 situation is worsening around the world with each passing day, despite mass vaccinations.

While the global death toll from the virus has already topped three million, the total case count is fast nearing the grim milestone of 142 million, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

To be specific, the total caseload reached 141,819,360 while the fatalities climbed to 3,027,353 on Tuesday morning.

The US has logged 31,737,347 cases and 567,960 deaths to date.

The US remains the world’s worst-hit country in terms of cases and deaths respectively. However, deaths in the US are down to about 700 per day on an average, plummeting from a mid-January peak of about 3,400, reports AP.

Brazil's Covid-19 death toll on Monday reached 374,682 while the total number of cases in the South American country mounted to 13,973,695, as per the university data.

In neighbouring India, the total Covid-19 case count has surpassed 15 million.

The national tally of the country stands at 15,061,919 and the death toll at 178,769 as of Tuesday morning, according to official figures released by the government.