Global Covid cases surpasses 173.5 million


8th June, 2021 11:57:12 AM printer

Global Covid cases surpasses 173.5 million

The global Covid-19 caseload has now surpassed 173.5 million, with the world still struggling to contain the second outbreak of the virus.

The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 173,538,801 and 3,734,654, respectively, as of Tuesday morning, as per the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

So far, 2,139,732,834 doses of vaccine have been administered across the globe, as per the university data.

The US has logged 33,377,632 cases and 597,946 fatalities to date, the highest death toll in the world, according to the university.

India's total tally rose to 28,909,975, with 100,636 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry.

Besides, as many as 2,427 deaths since Sunday morning pushed the overall death toll to 349,186. This is the first time in the past 45 days when daily deaths due to the pandemic dipped to below the 2,500-mark.

Brazil registered 1,010 more deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing up the nationwide tally to 474,414, the health ministry said on Monday.

A total of 37,156 new infections were detected during the period, raising the caseload to 16,984,218, the ministry said.

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