Monday, 8 August, 2022

Global Covid cases approach 550 million

Global Covid cases approach 550 million

The overall number of Covid cases is gradually approaching 550 million amid a rise in new infections in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 549,667,293 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,352,025 on Tuesday morning.

The US has recorded 88,910,140 cases so far and 1,041,027 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

In India, as many as 13,562 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 43,420,608, according to the data released by the health ministry on Monday.

Besides, 21 deaths were reported due to the pandemic in the country since Saturday morning, bringing the death toll to 525,020.