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Global Covid cases near 237 million

Published : 08 Oct 2021 09:29 PM | Updated : 09 Oct 2021 04:21 PM

The overall number of global Covid cases is fast approaching 237 million even with mass inoculations underway in several countries.

According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the total case count mounted to 236, 737,258 while the death tally from the virus reached 4,833,670 on Friday morning.

The US has recorded 44,158,48 cases to date and more than 710,173 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 21,532,558 cases as of Thursday, while its Covid death toll has risen to 599,865.

India's Covid-19 tally rose to 33,914,465 on Thursday, as 21,463 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, according to the federal health ministry.

Besides, 277 fresh deaths since Tuesday have pushed up the death toll to 450,160. A total of 151 deaths were reported from the southern state of Kerala, the most affected.

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