Global Covid cases near 154 million

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5th May, 2021 11:14:21 printer

Global Covid cases near 154 million

With new variants of Covid-19 spreading faster than ever before in several parts of the world, the global caseload is fast approaching 154 million.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total global case count reached 153,958,048 while the death toll climbed to 3,203,500 on Wednesday morning.

The US, the world's worst-hit country in terms of cases and deaths, have recorded 32,510,922 cases with 578,407 fatalities to data, as per the JHU data.

After the United States, the second outbreak of Covid has hit India hard. India’s Covid-19 cases surpassed 20 million on Tuesday as the second wave continued to paralyse the health system of the country.

With shortage of oxygen in many hospitals, India is trying hard to overcome the situation. The country’s total caseload and fatalities currently stand at 20,282,833 and 222,408, respectively.

Brazil on Tuesday reported 2,966 new deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide death toll to 411,588, according to its health ministry.

Meanwhile, 77,359 new Covid-19 cases were detected, bringing the accumulated caseload to 14,856,888.

Brazil now 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.

According to the health ministry, Brazil now has a rate of 196 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants and 7,070 cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants.


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