Global Covid cases near 243 million

23 October 2021
Global Covid cases near 243 million

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The overall number of global Covid cases is fast approaching 243 million even with mass inoculations underway in several countries.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 242,956,411 while the death tally from the virus reached 4,937,482 on Saturday morning.
The US has recorded 45, 400,320 cases to date and more than 735,371 people have died so far from the virus in the country, as per the university data.
Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 21,711,843 cases as of Friday, while its Covid death toll rose to 605,139.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,143,236 on Friday, as 15,786 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.
Besides, 231 more deaths were recorded since Thursday morning, taking the death toll to 453,042.

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