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Global Covid cases top 591 million

Published : 11 Aug 2022 12:01 AM | Updated : 11 Aug 2022 12:01 AM

The overall number of Covid cases has now surged past 591 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 591,173,409 and the death toll reached 6,441,706 on Wednesday morning.

The US has recorded 94,128,907 cases so far and 1,059,641 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India registered 12,751 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 44,174,650 in the country, according to the federal health ministry data.

The cases reported on Tuesday mark a decrease in comparison to the daily caseload of Monday which was 16,167.

The country also logged 42 related deaths in 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 526,772 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.

New Zealand recorded 5,169 new community cases of Covid-19 and 18 more deaths from the pandemic, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

There have been 1,705 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 ministry said.