Covid-19 continues to rage around the world, despite high rates of vaccination. In fact, the global caseload has now surged past 112.5 million.
The total case count reached 112, 534,393 while the death toll from the virus mounted to 2,497,023 on Thursday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has so far registered 28,334,797 cases and 505,803 deaths.
Brazil registered 1,428 Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, the fourth highest number of daily fatalities since the start of the pandemic, raising its nationwide death toll to 249,957, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.
The ministry also said that tests detected 66,588 new Covid cases, bringing the total corona caseload to 10,324,463.
Brazil has the world's second highest Covid death toll after the United States and the third largest caseload after the US and India.