Global Covid deaths top 3.5 million


28th May, 2021 11:39:14 AM printer

Global Covid deaths top 3.5 million

The pandemic continues to devastate countries across the world. In fact, the global Covid-19 death toll has now topped 3.5 million.

As of Friday morning, the global caseload and fatalities stand at 168,769,079 and 3,507,115, respectively, according to the latest Covid data released by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

So far, 1,772, 270,475 vaccine doses have been administered across the world.

The US, the world’s worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has logged 33,217,720 infections with 593,282 fatalities so far, as per the university data.

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.

The country has recorded 27,369,093 cases and 315,235 deaths from the virus to date.

Reports of post-Covid infections like black fungus have made the situation worse.

Brazil on Thursday reported 2,130 more deaths from Covid-19, raising the national count to 456,753, the Ministry of Health said.

A total of 66,722 more infections were detected, raising the nationwide tally to 16,342,162, 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.