Global Covid cases top179.5 million


24th June, 2021 10:45:57 AM printer

Global Covid cases top179.5 million

The global Covid-19 caseload is fast approaching the grim milestone of 180 million, with the world still struggling to contain the second outbreak of the pandemic.

The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 179,530,592 and 3,890,152, respectively, as of Thursday morning, as per Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

So far, 2,724,159,194 Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the globe, as per the university data.

The US has logged 33,577,485 cases and 602,833 deaths to date, according to the university data. The death toll in the United States is the highest in the world.

India's Covid-19 tally surpassed 30 million while the death toll topped 390,000 on Wednesday, said the federal health ministry.

As many as 50,848 new cases and 1,358 deaths were registered across the country in the past 24 hours till Wednesday morning.

Brazil on Wednesday reported a record daily high of 115,228 new Covid-19 cases, taking the national tally to 18,169,881, the Ministry of Health said.

Some 2,392 more people died of Covid during the same period, raising the national death toll to 507,109.

Covid-19 was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China, in late 2019 but the outbreak spread quickly across the globe in the first two-three months of 2020.

It was declared a global pandemic by the WHO on 11 March 2020.