Amid emergence of new variants and efforts to achieve vaccine equality, the global Covid-19 caseload has crossed the 174-million mark.
The global case count and fatalities stand at 174,766,343 and 3,769,345 respectively as of Friday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).To date, some 2,242, 825,732 people have been vaccinated globally, as per JHU data.
The US, which is the world's worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 33,427,489 cases and 598,728 deaths, Johns Hopkins figures reveal.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 29,273,338 on Friday with 91,266 new cases reported in 24 hours, said the federal Health Ministry of Inida.
India reported a record high of 6,148 Covid-19 deaths on Thursday.
However, the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 24 crore, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.
Besides, the new fatalities pushed up the death toll to 363,097, according to the Ministry.Brazil registered 3,402 more deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 482,135, the health ministry said on Thursday.
A total of 89,802 new infections were detected during the period, raising the national caseload to 17,215,159, the ministry said.
Brazil has the world's second-highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest caseload, behind the U.S. and India.