Global Covid-19 cases cross 144 million


23rd April, 2021 02:56:49 printer

Global Covid-19 cases cross 144 million

The global Covid-19 caseload has crossed the grim milestone of 144 million as the world is grappling to contain the second outbreak of Covid-19 even with mass inoculations underway.

Deaths from the virus have also topped three million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

To be specific, the total caseload reached 144,757,145 while the fatalities climbed to 3,072,309 on Friday morning.

The US is the world's worst-hit country -- the North American nation has registered 31,929,599 cases and 570,345 deaths as of Friday morning.

In Brazil, the Covid-19 death toll mounted to 383,502 and infections topped 14,167,973, as per the latest data.

A new wave of infections has been confronting the South American country, leading to a rise in hospitalisations, deaths and the collapse of a large part of the Brazilian public healthcare system.

Neighbouring country India recorded the world's second highest number of Covid-19 cases, at 16,263,695 to date. The country has so far witnessed 186,095 deaths, listing it among the worst-affected countries in the world.