Global Covid-19 cases hit 168 million

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27th May, 2021 12:22:24 PM printer

Global Covid-19 cases hit 168 million

More than 168 million people have been found infected with the virus as Covid-19 pandemic continues to devastate countries across the world.

The total caseload reached at 168,181,146 as of Thursday morning while the death toll from the virus climbed to 3,494,001, according to the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

So far, 1,737, 293,414 doses of vaccines have been administered across the world.

The US, which remained the world’s worst hit country in both number of cases and deaths, has logged 33,190,016 with 591,947 fatalities.

India has been experiencing a staggering Covid-19 situation as in recent weeks the country has been counting deaths of more than 4,000 people a day.

Amid worries over the reports of black fungus in India, the country has recorded 27, 157, 795 cases while the death toll from the virus mounted to 311,388 till date.

Brazil on Wednesday reported 2,398 more deaths from COVID-19, raising the national count to 454,429, the Ministry of Health said.

A total of 80,486 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 16,274,695, 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.


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