Global Covid-19 cases hit 166.4 million


23rd May, 2021 10:58:19 AM printer

Global Covid-19 cases hit 166.4 million

Covid-19 has so far infected over 166.4 million people across the world, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

As per the data, the total caseload around the globe reached 166, 438,026 while the death toll from the virus stood at 3,449,399 as of Sunday morning.

Some 1,632, 929,763 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered during the mass inoculation drive till date.

The US, which remains the world’s worst hit country, has registered 33,103,118 cases while the death toll from the virus reached 589,670 until Sunday morning.

New coronavirus cases across the United States have tumbled to rates not seen in more than 11 months, sparking optimism that vaccination campaigns are stemming both severe Covid-19 cases and the spread of the virus, reports AP.

As cases, hospitalisations and deaths steadily dropped this week, pre-pandemic life in America has largely resumed.

India, which has been experiencing the staggering situation of Covid-19 cases for the last few months, has recorded 26,289,290 cases with 295,515 fatalities.

Brazil reported on Saturday 1,899 more deaths from Covid-19, raising the national count to 448,208, the Ministry of Health said.

A total of 76,490 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 16,047,439, the ministry said.