Global Covid-19 cases top 151 million


1st May, 2021 12:51:18 printer

Global Covid-19 cases top 151 million

With new variants of Covid-19 spreading rapidly, the global Covid-19 caseload on Saturday touched the grim milestone of 151 million.

The total corona fatalities also mounted to 3,176,404, according to the latest figures released by Johns Hopkins University.

The US, the world's worst-hit country in terms of cases and deaths, have recorded 32,345,062 cases with 575,921 fatalities to date, as per the university data.

Neighbouring India’s total Covid cases have now crossed the 19-million mark. The country’s caseload and death toll currently stand at 19,164, 969 and 211,853, respectively, according to the Indian Health Ministry.

India’s Covid tension eased a bit as cases dropped in September. But infections began increasing in February.

India’s daily deaths have nearly tripled in the past three weeks, reflecting the intensity of the latest surge. And the country’s already teetering health system is under immense strain, prompting multiple global allies to send help, reports AP.

Brazil on Friday registered 2,870 more deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, raising the national count to 404,287, the world's second-highest corona death toll after the US, the Ministry of Health said.

The ministry said that tests detected 73,076 new Covid-19 cases, taking its nationwide tally to 14,665,962.

April has been the month with the most deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic in the Latin American nation, with about 75,944 fatalities having been reported to date, compared with 66,000 deaths for March.