Publish: 09 Jun 2021, 12:57 pm
Notwithstanding a drop in the number of fresh cases in several countries, the global Covid-19 caseload is fast approaching the 174-million mark.
The global case count and fatalities stand at 173,887,864 and 3,744,378, respectively, as of Wednesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
To date, some 2,176, 376,755 people have been jabbed globally, as per JHU data.
The US, which is the world's worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 33,390,694 cases and 598,323 deaths, Johns Hopkins figures reveal.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 28,996,473 on Tuesday, with 86,498 new cases reported in 24 hours, said the federal Health Ministry. This is the lowest single-day spike in India in more than two months.
Besides, 2,123 deaths were reported during the period, pushing up the death toll to over 350,000, according to the Ministry.
Brazil registered 2,378 more deaths from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 476,792, the health ministry said on Tuesday.
A total of 52,911 new infections were detected during the period, raising the national caseload to 17,037,129, the ministry said.
Brazil has the world's second-highest Covid-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest caseload, behind the U.S. and India.