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Global Covid cases top 574 million

Global Covid cases top 574 million

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The overall number of Covid cases has surged past 574 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 574,747,815 and the death toll reached 6,402,465 Sunday morning.

The US has recorded 92,172,336 cases so far and 1,051,979 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India on Saturday recorded over 21,000 fresh cases of COVID-19 for the third straight day, officials said.

According to health ministry data released on Saturday morning, 21,411 new cases of COVID-19 were reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 43,868,476 in the country.

With the reporting of fresh cases, India's active caseload currently stands at 150,100.

The country also logged 67 COVID-19-related deaths during this period, which has pushed the overall death toll to 525,997 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.

With the increase in cases, the daily positivity rate rose to 4.46 percent and the weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 4.46 percent, the ministry data showed.

So far 43,192,379 people have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals, of whom 20,726 were discharged during the past 24 hours.