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Global Covid cases top 590 million

09 August 2022
Global Covid cases top 590 million

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Online Desk :

The overall number of Covid cases has now surged past 590 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 590,366,194 and the death toll reached 6,438,794 on Tuesday morning.

The US has recorded 94,024,925 cases so far and 1,059,210 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India on Monday recorded 16,167 fresh Covid-19 cases -- marginally lower than the day before -- taking the overall tally to 44,161,899.

Earlier on Sunday, the country logged 18,738 infections in 24 hours. According to the health ministry data, a total of 41 deaths have been reported in a day, taking the total fatalities so far to 5,26,730.

India's active caseload currently stands at 1,35,510, accounting for 0.31 percent of the total cases.

New Zealand recorded 5,939 new community cases of Covid-19 and 13 more deaths, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

There have been 1,688 confirmed deaths attributable to Covid, either as the underlying cause of death or as a contributing factor since the pandemic began in New Zealand, the health ministry said.

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