Global Covid-19 cases hit 162 million


16th May, 2021 11:24:18 AM printer

Global Covid-19 cases hit 162 million

As Covid-19 cases keep rising day by day in the world, over 162 million people have so far been infected with the deadly virus.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total caseload from the virus reached 162,203,982 while the death toll mounted to 3,365,081 as of Sunday morning.

Some 1,436,372, 607 doses of vaccines have been administered around the world till date, said JHU.

The Covid-19 cases in the US, which remained the world’s worst-hit country, is approaching 33 million cases as a total of 32,923,613 people have been found infected with the virus in the country alone with 585,704 fatalities.

India is holding the second position in terms of the number of cases. With shortage of oxygen and bed crisis at hospitals India has been experiencing a staggering situation of Covid-19 for the past several weeks that has shaken the health system of the country.

India has logged 24,372,907 cases with 266,207 deaths.

Brazil on Saturday reported 2,087 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the national count to 434,715, the Ministry of Health said.

Meanwhile, 67,009 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 15,586,534.

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