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Global Covid cases top 242 million


Published : 22 Oct 2021 10:00 PM

As the global race to vaccinate masses against Covid continues, the number of overall cases has now crossed 242 million.

The global Covid fatality figures and the total case count stand at 4,929,074 and 242,460,961, respectively, as of Friday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The US has logged 45,298,376 cases and 733,160 deaths to date, according to the university data. The death toll in the United States is the highest in the world.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 21,697,341 cases as of Thursday, while its Covid death toll has risen to 604,764.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,142,441 on Thursday, as 15,759 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.

Besides, 232 deaths from the virus since Wednesday morning have taken the total death toll to 453,076.