Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Global Covid cases near 539 million

Global Covid cases near 539 million
A volunteer in protective gear waits for residents at a coronavirus testing facility in Beijing, Thursday, June 9, 2022. People are required a negative COVID test result in the last 72 hours to enter some buildings and use public transportation. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

The overall number of Covid cases is now approaching 539 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 538,715,936 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,328,141 on Friday morning.

The US has recorded 87,114,740 cases so far and 1,035,320 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 43,207,265 on Thursday, as 9,743 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's data.

Besides, eight deaths from the pandemic registered across the country since Tuesday morning took the total death toll to 524,723.