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Global Covid cases top 521 million

Global Covid cases top 521 million

The overall number of Covid cases has surged past 521 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 521,452,524 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,263,896 Monday morning.

The US has recorded 82,468,606 cases so far and 999,602 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India's COVID-19 tally rose to 43,121,599 on Sunday with 2,487 new cases registered during the past 24 hours, showed the health ministry's latest data.

Besides, 13 deaths from the pandemic registered across the country since Saturday morning took the total death toll to 524,214.

In North Korea, eight more deaths and 392,920 newly detected fevers were reported Monday, the North’s emergency anti-virus headquarters said. Around 1.2 million people ill with fever and 50 dead in a matter of days, state media said.

After maintaining a widely disputed claim to be coronavirus-free for more than two years, North Korea announced Thursday that it had found its first COVID-19 patients since the pandemic began, reports AP.

Meanwhile, China reported 1,718 locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the vast majority being infections without symptoms.