Global COVID-19 Cases Surpass 53 Million

According to the latest report from Johns Hopkins University, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 surpassed 53 million worldwide.

The confirmed coronavirus cases reached 53, 284,867 with more than 1,301,021 fatalities as of Saturday, reports UNB.

The US has reported 10,724,830 cases with 244,302 deaths so far in the midst of a nationwide spread of infections that show no sign of slowing down.

The United States reported an all-time high of nearly 200,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, setting a new record for the fifth time in a week, revised by the United States on Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals.

Brazil confirmed 456 deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, taking the nationwide death toll to 164,737.

Meanwhile, the Latin American country reported 29,070 new cases of COVID-19, taking an accumulated national caseload of 5,810,652.

Brazil has the second-highest COVID-19 death toll in the world after the United States, and the third-highest COVID-19 death toll in the world after the United States and India.

According to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, India's caseload is now 8,728,795. The country's death toll was 128,668.

Serum Institute of India Ltd the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, is ramping up development of AstraZeneca Plc's Covid-19 vaccine candidate, targeting to have 100 million doses ready by December for an inoculation drive that could launch across India the same month.


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