Global Covid cases near 259 million24 November 2021
Online Desk :
The overall number of Covid cases is fast approaching 259 million amid the global race to vaccinate masses against the infectious disease.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 258,695,154 while the death toll from the virus reached 5,165,134 Wednesday morning.
The US has recorded 47,980,076 cases to date and more than 773,738 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 22,030,182 cases as of Wednesday, while its Covid death toll rose to 612,842.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 34,526,480 on Wednesday as 2,515 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.
Besides, 156 deaths due to the pandemic since Tuesday morning took the country's total death toll to 465,991.