Global Covid cases top 177 million


17th June, 2021 12:59:38 PM printer

Global Covid cases top 177 million

The global Covid-19 caseload has now surged past 177 million, with the world still struggling to contain the second outbreak of the virus.

The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 177,039,063 and 3,832,951, respectively, as of Thursday morning, as per the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

So far, 2,444,222,311 Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the globe, as per the university data.

The US has logged 33,498,468 cases and 600,653 deaths to date, according to the university. The death toll in the United States is the highest in the world.

Brazil on Wednesday registered 2,997 more deaths from Covid-19 in 24 hours, pushing up the national death toll to 493,693.

A total of 95,367 new infections were detected during the period, raising the total caseload to 17,628,588, the federal health ministry said.

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.

Besides, India's total Covid tally reached 29,700,313 on Thursday morning, while the death toll in the country surpassed 381,903.