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Global Covid cases top 592 million

Published : 11 Aug 2022 11:44 PM

The overall number of Covid cases has now surged past 592 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 592,129,086 and the death toll reached 6,444,786 on Thursday morning.

The US has recorded 94,348,507 cases so far and 1,060,755 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India recorded 16,047 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours till Wednesday morning, taking the total tally to 44,190,697, according to data from the country's health ministry.

With the fresh cases, India's active caseload currently stands at 128,261. The country logged 54 more Covid-related deaths, bringing the overall toll to 526,826 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.