Global Covid-19 cases near 159 million

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11th May, 2021 12:09:52 PM printer

Global Covid-19 cases near 159 million

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to devastate countries across the world, as cases approach 159 million.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total Covid caseload reached 158,616,717 while the death toll from the virus surged to 3,299,694 on Tuesday.

The US has logged 32,743,300 cases and 582,150 deaths as of Tuesday morning, and the country has expanded the use of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine to children as young as 12, in an effort to protect them.

Brazil on Monday reported 889 more deaths from Covid-19, raising the national count to 423,229, the Ministry of Health said.

According to the ministry, Brazil now has a death rate of 201.4 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Meanwhile, 25,200 more infections were detected in the South American country, raising the nationwide tally to 15,209,990.

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.

The South American country is experiencing a new wave of infections, which has resulted in an increase in cases and deaths as hospitals are overwhelmed by Covid patients.

India, which has been experiencing a new surge in Covid-19 infections and deaths for the past several days, has so far registered 22,662,575 cases with 246,116 fatalities.


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