Global Covid-19 cases surpasses 157 million


9th May, 2021 11:47:49 AM printer

Global Covid-19 cases surpasses 157 million

Amid mass inoculation drive in many countries, Covid-19 cases crossed 157 million across the globe.

According to the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count reached 157, 266, 867 while the death toll from the virus mounted to 3,278,651 as of Sunday morning.

The US has logged 32,685,864 cases and  581,511 deaths from the highly contagious virus.

Besides, India, which has been undergoing a devastating 2nd wave of coronavirus, has recorded over 4 lakh new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours till Saturday morning, taking the country’s total caseload to over 2.18 crore. With 4,187 new deaths, the toll now stands at over 2.38 lakh.

So far, India registered 21,892,676  caess with 238,270 deaths, as per the university data.

Brazil reported 2,202 more deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, raising the national count to 421,316, the Ministry of Health said.

The ministry said that 63,430 more cases were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 15,145,879.

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