Global Covid cases top 153 million


4th May, 2021 11:55:28 printer

Global Covid cases top 153 million

The global Covid-19 caseload surpassed 153 million on Tuesday morning, with the world literally struggling to contain the second outbreak of the virus.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count and fatalities now stand at 153,185,370 and 3,209,657, respectively.

The US is the world's worst-hit country in terms of cases and deaths. The country is expected to authorise Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for youngsters aged 12 to 15 by next week.

The US has logged 32,470,823 cases, with 577,500 fatalities, as of Tuesday morning, according to the university data.

India’s total Covid tally is fast approaching the 20-million mark, second after the US.

The total case count in the South Asian country has reached 19,925,604, while the death toll from the virus mounted to 218,959, according to the health ministry.

Brazil's Covid-19 death toll reached 408,622 after 983 more deaths were registered in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said on Monday.

Meanwhile, tests detected 24,619 new infections during the same period, taking its nationwide tally to 14,779,529.

Brazil has the world's second-highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest outbreak, behind the United States and India.