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Global coronavirus cases surpass 150 million

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 Published: 03:50 PM, 30 April 2021  

Global coronavirus cases surpass 150 million

Global coronavirus cases surpass 150 million

The global tally for COVID-19 surpassed 150 million cases, according to the latest data released by Johns Hopkins University.

According to the latest data from JHU, the US university, the number of patients infected with the coronavirus has risen to 151,119,240 as of noon on Friday.

The global death toll from COVID-19 has reached 3.15 million as variants of the novel coronavirus are spreading around the world despite progress on vaccination in some developed countries such as the United States.

The first coronavirus was detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei, China. On March 11 last year, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Corona an epidemic. Earlier, on January 20 of the same year, the WHO declared a state of emergency.

In the United States, which is the most affected by coronavirus, 33 million 44 thousand 6 people have been infected with corona and 5 lakh 69 thousand 206 people have died so far.

Still the hardest-hit country in the pandemic, the United States has seen 32 million infections and 570,000 deaths from the disease, followed by India with 18 million cases and Brazil with 14 million cases, according to the US university data.

The three countries alone account for more than 40 percent of the world's coronavirus infections.

According to a World Health Organization tally as of Sunday, the weekly total of new COVID-19 cases hit a record at 5.69 million, with the figure having risen for nine weeks in a row.

India, the country with the world's second-largest population, accounts for 38 percent of the latest weekly infections, with its number of cases soaring by 52 percent from a week before.

The WHO and other international organizations have voiced concern that most developing countries do not have access to coronavirus vaccines.

The total number of COVID-19 infections worldwide exceeded 100 million in late January.