The global Covid-19 caseload is now nearing the grim milestone of 201 million as many countries continue their battle against the deadlier Delta variant of coronavirus even with mass inoculations underway.
The total caseload and fatalities stand at 203,925,022 and 4,313,342, respectively, as of Wednesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
The situation in North America has worsened noticeably in the past weeks. The US, which is the world's worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 36,050,630 cases. Besides, 618,108 people have lost their lives in the US to date, as per the JHU data.
Brazil has registered 1,211 more Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its national death toll to 564,773, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the total caseload rose to 20,212,642 after 34,885 new cases were detected during the period.
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's total tally rose to 31,998,158 as 28,204 new cases were registered in the past 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry on Tuesday.
Europe has managed to contain the Covid-19 outbreak. Mortality in Europe remains at a minimal level despite a new wave of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, Britain recorded another 146 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest daily figure since March 12, according to official data released Tuesday.
The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 130,503. These figures only include the deaths of people who passed away within 28 days of their first positive test.
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases worldwide in the past seven days has also increased to 4.3 million from 4.1 million in the previous week. The global case count has risen to the levels of mid-May 2021.