Global Covid deaths near 3.4 million


19th May, 2021 11:20:54 AM printer

Global Covid deaths near 3.4 million

The global death toll from Covid-19 is approaching 3.4 million, as the race for mass inoculations continues.

More than 3,399,194 people have died so far from the virus, while 163,952,478 cases have been reported worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Some 1,507,598,872 vaccine doses have been administered till Wednesday morning, according to the university.

The US has recorded 587,198 deaths since the pandemic began. Over 32,996,675 people have been found infected with the virus, if Johns Hopkins figures are to be believed.

India’s total virus cases since the pandemic began swept past 25 million on Tuesday. To be specific, the country’s total caseload currently stand at 25, 228,996, as per the data released by the government.

The numbers continue a trend of falling cases after infections dipped below 300,000 for the first time in weeks on Monday. Active cases in the country also decreased by more than 165,000 on Tuesday — the biggest dip in weeks, reports AP.

But deaths have continued to rise and hospitals are still swamped with patients. India has registered 278,719 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Brazil on Tuesday reported 2,513 more deaths from Covid-19, raising the national count to 439,050, the Ministry of Health said.

The ministry said that 75,445 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 15,732,836.

According to the ministry, Brazil now has a death rate of 208.9 per 100,000 inhabitants.