Global Covid cases surge past 213 m
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With the world still grappling to contain the second wave of the pandemic, the global Covid-19 caseload has now surpassed 213 million.
The total caseload and fatalities stand at 213,098,413 and 4,450,408, respectively, as of Wednesday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
So far, 4,995,430,625 vaccine doses have been administered across the globe.
The US, which is the world's worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 38,053,653 cases, according to JHU, while 630,663 people have lost their lives to Covid to date.
Brazil currently has the world's second-highest pandemic death toll after the United States and the third-largest caseload after the United States and India.
The country has recorded 20,614,866 cases with 575,742 fatalities so far, according to the health ministry.
The third worst-hit country, India's Covid-19 tally rose to 32,474,773 on Tuesday, as 25,467 new cases were registered in the past 24 hours across the country, as per the federal health ministry data.
Besides, 354 fatalities due to the pandemic since Monday morning took the total death toll to 435,110.