In the US, deaths from Covid-19 are falling again as the nation continues to recover from the devastating winter surge, a trend that experts are cautiously hopeful will accelerate as more vulnerable people are vaccinated, reports AP.
While new coronavirus infections and hospitalisations have plummeted, the decline in deaths from a January peak of about 4,500 hasn’t been quite as steep. But, now, after weeks of hovering around 2,000 daily deaths, that figure has dropped to about 1,400 US lives lost each day to Covid.
Brazil has the second highest number of Covid-19 deaths and cases, behind the United States.
The South American country is currently facing a second wave of the pandemic, which has paralysed the health system in most of the country's state capitals, and forced provincial governments to tighten restrictive measures.
Till Saturday morning, the country has registered 11,363,380 cases while the death toll from the virus has mounted to 275,105.
Meanwhile, India’s total case count and deaths stood at 11,308,846 and 158,306 deaths, respectively, as of Saturday.
According to the university data, India holds the third position in terms of cases in the world and 4th position in terms of deaths.