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Global Covid cases top 596 million

17 August 2022
Global Covid cases top 596 million

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Online Desk :

The overall number of Covid cases has now surged past 596 million amid a rise in new infections in parts of the world.

According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 596,934,012 and the death toll reached 6,459,290 on Wednesday morning.

The US has recorded 94,869,936 cases so far and 1,063,087 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.

India's daily Covid-19 caseload rose to 8,813 on Tuesday, officials said.

According to federal health ministry data released on Tuesday, 8,813 new cases of Covid were reported in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 44,277,194 in the country.

The cases reported on Tuesday marked a sharp decline in comparison to the daily caseload of 14,917 reported on Monday.

India's active caseload currently stands at 111,252, according to the ministry.

The country also logged 29 related deaths in 24 hours, pushing the overall death toll to 527,098 since the beginning of the pandemic, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, the Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 566 locally transmitted confirmed Covid cases, of which 482 were in Hainan Province, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.

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