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Global Covid cases near 227 million

Global Covid cases near 227 million

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The deadly coronavirus continues to spread though at a slow burn in some countries. In fact, the global Covid-19 caseload is now nearing 227 million.

The total caseload and fatalities from the virus stand at 226,995, 990 and 4,669,300, respectively, as of Friday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

So far, 5,807,211,499 Covid vaccine doses have been administered across the globe.

The US has logged 41,782,046 cases and 669,987 deaths to date, according to the JHU data.

Brazil, which has the world's second-highest pandemic death toll after the United States and the third-largest caseload after the US and India, recorded 21,069,017 cases with 589,277 fatalities, as of Thursday.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 33,380,522 on Thursday morning, as 34,649 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data. On the other hand, the country's death toll has reached 444,278.