Global Covid-19 deaths top 3.38 million


18th May, 2021 10:13:43 AM printer

Global Covid-19 deaths top 3.38 million

With new strains of Covid-19 spreading faster than ever before in several nations, the global corona deaths have now surpassed 3.38 million.

As of Tuesday morning, the total global Covid-19 caseload and fatalities stand at 163,363,698 and 3,385,244, respectively. The figures have been compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The US, the world's worst-hit country, has logged 586,350 deaths to date, as per the university data. So far, 32,994,232 people have been infected with the virus.

With nearly 25 million confirmed cases and 274,390 deaths, India’s caseload is the second highest in the world after the US.

In the past week, the number of new cases plunged by nearly 70% in India’s financial capital, home to 22 million people. After a peak of 11,000 daily cases, the city is now seeing fewer than 2,000 a day, reports AP.

A well-enforced lockdown and vigilant authorities are being credited for Mumbai’s burgeoning success. Even the country's capital is seeing faint signs of improvement as infections slacken after weeks of tragedy and desperation playing out in overcrowded hospitals and crematoriums.

Brazil on Monday reported 786 more deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, raising the national count to 436,537, the Ministry of Health said.

According to the ministry, Brazil now has a death rate of 208 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Meanwhile, 29,916 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 15,657,391.