Global Covid-19 cases top 160 million


13th May, 2021 02:15:54 PM printer

Global Covid-19 cases top 160 million

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to devastate countries across the world. In fact, the total caseload has now surpassed 160 million.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total Covid caseload reached 160,469,865 while the death toll from the virus surged to 3,331,823 on Thursday.

The US has logged 32,814,574 cases and 583,684 deaths, as of Thursday morning.

Covid-19 deaths in the US have tumbled to an average of around 600 per day — the lowest level in 10 months — with the number of lives lost dropping to single digits in well over half the states and, on some days, hitting zero, reports AP.

Brazil on Wednesday reported 2,545 more deaths from Covid-19, raising the national count to 428,256, the Ministry of Health said.

Meanwhile, 76,638 more infections were detected in the South American country, raising the nationwide tally to 15,362,686.

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 23,703,665 cases with 258,351 fatalities.