Global Covid cases top 179 million


23rd June, 2021 11:29:27 AM printer

Global Covid cases top 179 million

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to devastate countries across the world. The total caseload has now surged past 179 million.

In fact, the global case count and fatalities stand at 179,095,448 and 3,880,875, respectively, as of Wednesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Some 2,687,585,977 doses of vaccine have been administered globally to date, as per the university data.

The US, which is the world's worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 33,564,656 cases and 602,455 deaths, Johns Hopkins figures reveal.

Neighbouring India is the second worst-hit country in the world in terms of infections. The country has so far recorded 29,977,861 cases with 389,302 deaths, according to the federal health ministry.

Brazil, which has the world's second-highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, has logged over 18 million cases to date.

On Tuesday, the country registered 87,822 new infections in 24 hours, pushing up the total caseload to 18,054,653.

Meanwhile, 2,131 more deaths from Covid-19 were reported during the period, bringing the national death toll to 504,717, said the ministry.