Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Global Covid cases near 511 million

The overall number of Covid cases is fast approaching 511 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 510,784,182 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,224,790 Wednesday morning.

The US has recorded 81,100,497 cases so far and 991,938 people have died from the virus in the country, the university data shows.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 43,062,569 on Tuesday with 2,483 new cases registered in 24 hours in the South Asian country, as per the federal health ministry's latest data.

This is the seventh consecutive day when the number of daily new cases has surpassed the 2,000-mark, after lower tallies were reported in recent weeks.

Besides, 1,399 deaths due to the pandemic recorded since Monday morning took the death toll to 523,622.