Global Covid cases top 244 million

  |  Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 |  3:52 pm

The overall number of global Covid cases has now crossed 244 million as the race to vaccinate masses continue the world over.

The global Covid death toll and the total case count stand at 4,954,527 and 244,034,988, respectively, as of Tuesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The US has logged 45,544,971 cases and 737,316 deaths to date, according to the university data. The death toll in the United States is the highest in the world.

Brazil, which has been experiencing a new wave of cases since January, registered 21,735,560 cases as of Tuesday, while its Covid death toll has risen to 605,804.

India’s Covid-19 tally rose to 34,189,774 on Monday, as 14,306 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.