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Worldwide coronavirus caseload crosses 253 million

Spreading virus continues to cause worry

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More than 253,266,560 people have been reported infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 5,105,309  people have died, according to a reputable website tally on Saturday.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in December 2019.


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In its latest update on Saturday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and the total number number of vaccine doses administered stood at 252,445,139, 5,087,398 and 7,412,265,893, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 46,976,314 and 761,715, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 34,414,186 cases and Brazil third with 21,939,196 infections.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths.

India registered 11,850 new coronavirus cases and 555 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said in its latest update on Saturday.

The recovery of 12,403 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,38,26,483.

Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.26 per cent, thehighest since March 2020, according to the Ministry update.

A nurse treats a virus patient. Unvaccinated people are particularly exposed to the virulent Delta strain. File photo

The active caseload stands at 1,36,308, which is the lowest in 274 days.

Active cases account for 0.40 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the lowest since March 2020.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are the UK (9,534,544), Russia (8,843,238), Turkey (8,365,929), France (7,362,807), Iran (6,027,269), Argentina (5,302,445), Spain (5,042,803), Colombia (5,024,263), Italy (4,835,435), Germany (4,974,433), Indonesia (4,249,758), Mexico (3,834,815), Ukraine (3,328,934) and Poland (3,175,769), the CSSE figures showed.

The number of new cases around the world has been slowly increasing over the past few weeks.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are Brazil (610,491), India (462,690), Mexico (290,374), Russia (248,203), Peru (200,532), Indonesia (143,608), the UK (143,116), Italy (132,618), Colombia (127,680), Iran (127,918), France (119,069) and Argentina (116,209).



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