Covid-19: Global cases close to 163 million


17th May, 2021 12:50:36 PM printer

Covid-19: Global cases close to 163 million

Amid countries’ efforts to provide vaccines to slow the pace of Covid-19 infections, the global cases are increasing fast and are nearing 163 million mark.

The total case count has stood 162, 778,161 while a total of 3,374,775 people have died so far from the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Besides, 1,460, 698,425 vaccine doses have been administered worldwide, as per the data.

The US has logged 32,940,470 cases and the country’s death toll mounted to 585,967 as of Monday morning.

India, which is now a major concern for the world for its new variant, has registered 24,684,077 cases with 270,284 fatalities.

With the experience of new wave of Covid-19 infection, Brazil on Sunday reported 1,036 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the national count to 435,751, the Ministry of Health said.

Meanwhile, 40,941 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 15,627,475.

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.