Global Covid-19 caseload tops 135 mn, over 2.92 mn deaths

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New Delhi (NVI): Over 135 million people have been infected by Covid-19 across the world while 2.92 million have succumbed to the deadly virus so far, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The current global caseload stood at 135,181,236 and the death toll stood at 2,926,756, according to the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).

The US continues to be the worst-hit country in the world’s with the highest number of cases, at 31,149,565 and deaths at 561,780.

Brazil is now at the second place with 1,34,45,006 cases and 3,51,334 deaths.

India is battling the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic is currently the fourth worst-hit country in the world. In yet another biggest single-day spike of Covid-19 cases, India today reported 1,52,879 fresh infections since yesterday, with 839 more related deaths across the country.

Apart from that, Iran has imposed a 10-day lockdown from yesterday to tackle a fourth wave of Covid-19 pandemic in the country. More than 250 cities in Iran, including Tehran, have been declared red zones. In addition to this, more than 85% of Iran is in a red or orange zone, Voice of America (VOA) reported.