Sunday, 14 August, 2022

Global Covid cases top 578 million

Global Covid cases top 578 million

The overall number of Covid cases has now surged past 578 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 578,351,573 and the death toll reached 6,410,548 on Thursday morning.

The US has recorded 92,761,865 cases so far and 1,053,969 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India's daily Covid-19 caseload rose to 18,313, after two straight days of showing a declining trend in the new cases, officials said on Wednesday.

According to federal health ministry data released on Wednesday morning, 18,313 new cases of Covid were reported in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 43,938,764 in the country.

With the fresh cases, India's active caseload currently stands at 145,026.

The country also logged 57 related deaths during the period, pushing the overall death toll to 526,167, the ministry said.

The daily positivity rate stands at 4.31 percent and the weekly positivity rate was 4.57 percent, the ministry data showed.

So far, 43,267,571 people have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals, of whom 20,742 were discharged during the past 24 hours.