Global Covid cases hit 167 mln with 3.46 mln fatalities


24th May, 2021 12:30:47 PM printer

Global Covid cases hit 167 mln with 3.46 mln fatalities

As the world continues to  grapple with Covid-19 infections, over 167 million people have been found infected with the  deadly virus until Monday.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total caseload reached 167,177,203 while the death toll from the virus mounted to 3,463,813.

The US has logged 33,117,656 cases with 589,893 fatalities as of Monday morning.

India crossed another grim milestone on Monday of more than 300,000 people lost to the coronavirus as a devastating surge of new infections that exploded with fury has shown signs of easing, reports AP.

The milestone, as recorded by India’s health ministry, comes as slowed vaccine deliveries have marred the country’s fight against the pandemic, forcing many to miss their shots, and a rare but fatal fungal infection affecting COVID-19 patients has worried doctors.

India’s death toll is the third-highest reported in the world, accounting for 8.6% of the nearly 34.7 million coronavirus fatalities globally, though the true numbers are thought to be significantly greater.

The health ministry Monday reported 4,454 new death in the last 24 hours, bringing India’s total fatalities to 303,720. It also reported 222,315 new infections, which raised the overall total to nearly 27 million. Both are almost certainly undercounts.

Brazil reported on Sunday 860 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the national count to 449,068, the Ministry of Health said.

A total of 35,819 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 16,083,258, the ministry said.

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.