Global Covid cases top 169 million

Sun Online Desk

29th May, 2021 11:08:05 AM printer

Global Covid cases top 169 million


Notwithstanding a drop in the number of fresh cases worldwide, the global Covid-19 tally surpassed 169 million on Saturday.

The global caseload and fatalities currently stand at 169,278,016 and 3,518,698, respectively, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

So far, 1,808,194,185 vaccine doses have been administered across the world, UNB reported.

The US has so far registered 33,239,509 Covid cases and 593,338 deaths, as per the university data.

India has seen a slight fall in daily cases in over one and a half months as the country’s  Covid-19 tally reached 27,555,457 on Friday, with 186,364 new cases added during the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry.

Besides, as many as 3,660 deaths since Thursday morning took the fatality toll to 318,895.

Brazil registered 49,768 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, pushing up its total number of confirmed infections to 16,391,930, the Health Ministry said on Friday.

In the same period, 2,371 more people died from the virus, raising the pandemic death toll to 459,045.

Situation in Bangladesh

Covid-19 claimed 31 more Covid deaths, including 10 each in Dhaka and Chattogram divisions, in 24 hours till Friday morning, pushing up the country's fatality figure to 12,511.