Global Covid cases top 165 million


21st May, 2021 10:34:26 AM printer

Global Covid cases top 165 million

Covid-19 continues its onslaught across the world, even with mass inoculations underway. The overall number of corona cases has now topped 165 million.

The total cases and fatalities reached 165,253,588 and 3,425,648, respectively, on Friday morning, as per the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The Covid-19 cases in the US, the worst-hit country in the world, have surged past 33 million now. The total caseload and deaths in the country currently stand at 33,055,801 and 588,531, respectively, as per JHU.

India has been experiencing a precarious situation of handling the Covid-19 situation as the country has registered 26,030,674 cases with 291,365 deaths to date.

However, a Hindustan Times analysis show that some of India’s Covid-19 hotspots are on a recovery path with seven out of every 10 Indians living in the 19 Indian states and Union territories, some of which were its early epicenters, seeing an improvement.

Among the 19 are Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, some of which were ravaged by the second wave with the healthcare systems of most being overwhelmed by a rush of hospitalisations.

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.

The country has logged 15,898,558 cases and 444,391 deaths, as of Friday.