Global Covid cases top 528 million24 May 2022
Online Desk :
The overall number of Covid cases has now crossed 528 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 528,280,106 while the death toll from the virus reached 6,301,821 on Tuesday morning.
The US has recorded 85,113,962 cases so far and 1,029,121 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.
India's Covid-19 tally rose to 43,140,068 on Tuesday, as 1,675 new cases were registered in 24 hours across the country, showed the federal health ministry's data.
Besides, 31 deaths were reported from the pandemic across the country since Monday morning, taking the total death toll to 524,490.
In a weekly report Thursday on the global situation, the WHO said the number of new Covid-19 cases appears to have stabilised after weeks of decline since late March, while the overall number of weekly deaths dropped.
While there has been progress, with 60% of the world's population vaccinated, “it’s not over anywhere until it’s over everywhere,” said the UN health agency's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
“Reported cases are increasing in almost 70 countries in all regions, and reported deaths are rising in Africa, the continent with the lowest vaccination coverage”, he said. "And only 57 countries — almost all of them wealthy — have vaccinated 70% of their people”.