Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Global Covid cases surge past 608 million

Global Covid cases surge past 608 million

The overall number of global Covid cases has surged past 608 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 608,700,634 while the death toll reached 6,498,459 on Friday morning.

The US has recorded 96,465,126 cases so far and 1,072,125 people have died from the virus in the country, both highest counts around the world.

India's federal health ministry reported 3,928 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours on Thursday morning, taking the total tally to 44,440,267 in the country.

With the reporting of the fresh cases, India's active caseload currently stands at 66,676.

The country logged 37 more related deaths, pushing the overall toll to 527,911 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.