Global Covid cases near 190 million


17th July, 2021 10:12:05 AM printer

Global Covid cases near 190 million

With the highly contagious Delta variant spreading rapidly across several countries, the global Covid-19 caseload is also fast approaching the grim milestone of 190 million.

The total caseload and fatalities stand at 189,448,330 and 4,074,249, respectively, as of Saturday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

So far, 3,567,719,947 vaccine doses have been administered across the globe.

The US, which is the world's worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 34,052,433 cases, according to JHU, while 608,812 people have lost their lives to Covid to date.

Brazil, where the catastrophe has been driven not by Delta but rather its own more infectious variant, is fast catching up with the United States when it comes to the death toll, and the South American behemoth has the third-largest caseload in the world, following the US and India.

The South American country has recorded 540,398 deaths and 19,308,109 cases, as of Saturday morning.

Besides, India's total tally has risen to 31,026,829 while death toll from the virus have climbed to 412,531, the federal health ministry has said.