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Global Covid cases top 230 million

Global Covid cases top 230 million

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The overall number of global Covid cases has now surged past 230 million, an alarming figure that paints a bleak picture of the pandemic.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 230, 033,785 while the death tally from the virus reached 4, 717,918 on Thursday morning.

The US has recorded 42,543,373 cases to date and more than 681,175 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per the university data.

Brazil, which has been experiencing new wave of cases since January, registered 21,283,567 cases. Brazil's Covid-19 death toll has also risen to 592,316.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 33,531,498 on Wednesday, as 26,964 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry's data.

Besides, as many as 383 deaths due to the pandemic since Tuesday morning took the total death toll to 445,768.