Global Covid cases near 172 million


3rd June, 2021 10:44:18 AM printer

Global Covid cases near 172 million

The global Covid-19 caseload is fast approaching 172 million, as the world grapples to contain the second outbreak of the pandemic even with mass inoculations underway.

As of Thursday morning, the global case count and fatalities stand at 171,527,893 and 3,688,032, respectively. The latest figures have been released by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

To date, health authorities worldwide have administered 1,967,946,636 vaccine doses, according to the university.

The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has now surpassed 33 million confirmed cases of Covid-19, as per the Johns Hopkins data.

To be specific, coronavirus cases in the US reached 33,306,908 on Thursday. Covid-19 deaths, on the other hand, surged to 595,822.

Brazil on Wednesday reported 2,507 more deaths from Covid-19, taking the nationwide tally to 467,706, the Ministry of Health said.

A total of 95,601 new infections were detected during the period, raising the caseload to 16,720,081, the ministry said.

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

Besides, India’s total caseload reached 28,307,832 on Wednesday, while the death toll from the virus mounted to 335,102, according to the country's Health Ministry.