Global Covid-19 cases surpass 75 million

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 75 million
Several countries are seeing a surge in cases. Source: Reuters
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Daily US Times: Global coronavirus cases have surpassed 75 million mark on Saturday, according to a tally from Reuters, as several countries around the world begin vaccinating against the virus.

This month, Britain became the first Western country to start immunizing with the Covid vaccine developed by Pfizer, followed by the US which has now also approved a vaccine from Moderna.

There have been 18.65 million new coronavirus infections in the past month, the highest reported for a 30-day period since the pandemic started.

Europe remains the region with the most coronavirus cases – 21.6 million cases – followed by North America with 17.9 million, Latin America with 14.5 million and Asia with 13 million.

Over just five days in Europe, a million new cases were recorded, with France and Russia reporting more than 2 million cases since the coronavirus outbreak began. The UK and Italy both have approximately 1.9 million cases each.

The US became the first country in the world to record more than 300,000 Covid related deaths on Monday. The country is reporting more than 2,500 deaths daily, according to a Reuters analysis of data from the previous seven days.

As global coronavirus cases surpassed 75 million, growing number of countries started to roll out Covid vaccination. Meanwhile, hospitals across the US have begun giving the first shots of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine.

The United States remains the country with most cases as the nation reported more than 17 million since the outbreak started – followed by India and Brazil respectively.

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