Global Covid cases near 189 million


16th July, 2021 10:41:57 AM printer

Global Covid cases near 189 million

With a fast spreading Delta variant making many countries see the worst surge of Covid-19, the global corona caseload is now nearing the grim milestone of 189 million.

The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 188,851,797 and 4,065, 528, respectively, as of Friday morning, as per the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

On the other hand, as many as 3,532,172,020 vaccine doses have been administered across the world to date.

The US has so far logged 33,974,299 cases and 608,387 fatalities, the highest death toll in the world, according to the university.

The US crossed the grim milestone of 30 million cases on March 25.

Brazil registered 1,552 more Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its national fatality figure to 539,050, the health ministry said Thursday.

As many as 52,789 new cases were detected during the period, taking the total caseload to 19,262,518, the ministry said.

Brazil currently has the world's second-highest pandemic death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest caseload, after the United States and India.

India has been experiencing a fall in daily Covid-19 deaths over the past couple of weeks.

The country's Covid-19 tally surpassed 31,025,875 on Thursday, with 39,072 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry.

Besides, as many as 544 deaths were reported on Thursday that took the overall fatality toll to 412,563.