Saturday, 18 September, 2021
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Covid cases top 220 million globally

The global Covid-19 caseload has now surpassed 220 million, with the world still grappling to contain the pandemic.

The total caseload and fatalities now stand at 220, 223,874 and 4,560,727 respectively as of Sunday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

So far, 5,427,674, 383 vaccine doses have been administered across the world.

The US, which is the world's worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 39,905,855 cases, according to the JHU, while 648,106 people have lost their lives to Covid 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 country has recorded 20,877,864 cases with 583,362 fatalities so far, according to its health ministry.

The third worst-hit country, India's Covid-19 tally rose to 32,945,907on Saturday. Besides, 440,225 people have died so far in the country.