Tuesday, 27 September, 2022

Global Covid cases top 605 million

The overall number of Covid cases has now surged past 605 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 605,429,512 and the death toll reached 6,487,034 on Sunday morning.

The US has recorded 96,003,404 cases so far and 1,069,124 people have died from the virus in the country, both the highest counts around the world, accounting for nearly 16 percent of the global cases and more than 16 percent of the global deaths.

India's daily COVID-19 caseload on Saturday fell below the 10,000 mark, with 9,520 new cases being reported during the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,398,696, the world's second largest caseload, according to official data.

The country also logged 41 related deaths during the past 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 527,597 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.