Notwithstanding a drop in the number of fresh cases in several countries, the global Covid-19 caseload surged past 176 million on Tuesday.
The total Covid case count and fatalities currently stand at 176,200,581 and 3,808, 883, respectively, as per the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).A total of 2,371,180,270 doses of vaccine have been administered to date, according to the university.
The US, which is the world’s worst-hit country in terms of cases and deaths, has recorded 33,473,180 cases with 599,928 deaths to date.
Brazil has the world's second-highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest caseload, following the United States and India.
So far, the South American country has registered 488,228 deaths, with a record number of 827 new cases in 24 hours till Monday morning.
A total of 39,846 new infections were detected during the period, raising the nationwide caseload to 17,452,612, Brazil's health ministry said.
India on Monday recorded 70,421 new cases in 24 hours, pushing up the country's Covid tally to 29,510,410, according to the federal health ministry.Besides, 3,921 Covid patients have died since Sunday morning, taking the death toll to 374,305.
India has been recording less than one lakh cases for the past few days.