Global Covid cases top 170.5 million


1st June, 2021 10:32:05 AM printer

Global Covid cases top 170.5 million

The global Covid-19 caseload has now surpassed 170.5 million, with the world still struggling to contain the second outbreak of the virus.

The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 170,585,283 and 3,546,915, respectively, as of Tuesday morning, as per the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

On the other hand, as many as 1,894,160,537 vaccine doses have been administered across the world.

The US has logged 33,264,380 cases and 594,568 fatalities to date, the highest death toll in the world, according to the university.

The US crossed the grim milestone of 30 million cases on March 25.

Brazil has the world's second-highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-highest caseload, following the United States and India.

The South American country has reported 16,545,554 cases with 462,791 deaths to date, according to the country's Health Ministry.

India has been experiencing a fall in daily Covid-19 cases for the past couple of weeks.

The country's Covid-19 tally surpassed the 28 million-mark on Monday, with 152,734 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry.

Besides, as many as 3,128 deaths since Sunday morning took the overall death toll to 329,100.