Sunday, 5 December, 2021

Global Covid cases near 258 million amid vaccination

Global Covid cases near 258 million amid vaccination

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The overall global number of Covid cases is fast approaching 258 million amid the worldwide race to vaccinate people against the infectious disease.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 257,520,965 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,150,520 as of Monday morning.

The US has recorded 47,730,591 cases to date and more than 771,118 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per the university data.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 22,017,276 cases as of Monday, while its Covid death toll rose to 612,659.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,510,413 on Sunday as 10,488 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 313 deaths due to the pandemic since Saturday morning took the total death toll to 465,662.

Russia has confirmed 36,970 Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 9,331,158, the official monitoring and response center said Sunday. Meanwhile, the national COVID-19 death toll grew by 1,252 to 264,095, while the number of recoveries increased by 32,504 to 8,024,930.

Confirmed cases in Russia over the past seven days declined by 5.5 percent from a week ago, with Moscow seeing an even sharper drop of about 30 percent, the center said.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization says coronavirus deaths in Europe rose 5% in the last week, making it the only region in the world where Covid-19 deaths increased.

The U.N. health agency said confirmed cases jumped 6% globally, driven by increases in the Americas, Europe and Asia, reports AP.

In its weekly report on the pandemic issued late Tuesday, WHO said COVID-19 deaths in all regions other than Europe remained stable or declined, and totaled 50,000 worldwide last week. Of the 3.3 million new infections reported, 2.1 million came from Europe.

It was the seventh consecutive week that COVID-19 cases continued to mount across the 61 countries and territories that WHO counts in its European region, which stretches through Russia to Central Asia.