Global Covid cases top 167 million


25th May, 2021 10:29:46 AM printer

Global Covid cases top 167 million

Notwithstanding a drop in the number of fresh cases, the global Covid-19 tally surpassed 167 million on Tuesday.

According to Johns Hopkins University, the total caseload and fatalities currently stand at 167,112,793 and 3,469,530.

So far, 1,678,350,114 doses of vaccine have been administered across the world, the university has said.

The US has been counting the highest number of Covid-19 cases and deaths since its outbreak. To date, the US has logged 33,141,158 cases and 590,516 deaths, as per the university data.

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 country has registered 26,752,447 cases till Tuesday morning with 303,720 fatalities, according to the Indian Health Ministry.

Brazil on Monday reported 790 more deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, raising the national count to 449,858, the Ministry of Health said.

A total of 37,498 more infections were detected during the period, taking the nationwide tally to 16,120,756, 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.