Global Covid cases top 594 million13 August 2022
Online Desk :
The overall number of Covid cases has now surged past 594 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 594,049,752 and the death toll reached 6,451,846 on Saturday morning.
The US has recorded 94,643,632 cases so far and 1,062,151 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.
India's daily Covid-19 caseload Friday increased to 16,561, taking the total tally to 44,223,557 in the country, according to federal health ministry data.
Friday's new cases marked an increase in comparison to the daily caseload of Thursday, which was 16,299.
Currently, India's active caseload stands at 123,535.
The country also logged 49 related deaths in 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 526,928 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.
The daily positivity rate stands at 5.44 percent and the weekly positivity rate was 4.88 percent, the ministry data showed.