Global Covid cases approach 191 million


20th July, 2021 11:35:38 AM printer

Global Covid cases approach 191 million

The global Covid-19 caseload is fast nearing the grim milestone of 191 million as the highly contagious Delta variant is spreading rapidly in several countries amid mass vaccination drives.

The total caseload and fatalities stand at 190,877,071 and 4,095,650, respectively, as of Tuesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

So far, 3,646,506,843 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 34,129,941 cases. Besides, 609,231 people have lost their lives in the US to date, as per the JHU data.

Brazil has registered 542 more Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its national death toll to 542,756, the health ministry said Monday.

As many as 15,271 new cases were detected during the period, taking the total caseload to 19,391,845, 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.

The third worst-hit country, India's tally rose to 31,144,229 after 38,164 new cases were registered in the past 24 hours across the country, the federal health ministry's latest data showed.

Besides, 499 deaths due to the pandemic since Sunday morning took the total death toll to 414,108.