Sumary of Global Covid-19 cases nearing 192 million mark:
- The global Covid-19 caseload is inching closer to the 192-million mark, as the second wave of the pandemic continues to devastate countries across the world even with mass inoculations underway.
- The US, which is the world’s worst-hit country in terms of both cases and deaths, has so far logged 34,226,776 cases.
- Brazil has registered 1,424 more Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its national death toll to 544,180, the health ministry said Tuesday.
- 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 report released Tuesday estimated excess deaths – the gap between those recorded and those that would have been expected – to be 3 million to 4.7 million between January 2020 and June 2021. It said an accurate figure may “prove elusive” but the true death toll “is likely to be an order of magnitude greater than the official count.
- ” The report was published by Arvind Subramanian, the Indian government’s former chief economic adviser, and two other researchers at the Center for Global Development, a nonprofit thinktank based in Washington, and Harvard University.