Sunday, 26 September, 2021

Global Covid cases top 197 million

As the mass vaccination rates lags, the second wave of the pandemic continues to spread fast with the global Covid-19 caseload sugaring past 197-million mark.

Vaccination rates across the world continue to lag largely for short supply of vaccine jabs and widespread disinformation and misinformation campaigns.

According to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total global caseload and fatalities stand at 197, 309, 601 and 4,207,721, respectively, as of Saturday morning.

So far, 4, 042,614,173 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 34,945,224 cases, according to JHU.

Besides, 613,012 people have lost their lives in the US to date.

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 South American country has recorded 19,880,273 cases with 555,460 deaths.

India's COVID-19 tally rose to 31,572,344 on Saturday morning while the death toll mounted to 423,217.