Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 head toward 148 million and India continues to break records

Published Apr 27 2021 at 2:09 PM GMT
  • The global tally for the coronavirus-borne illness rose to 147.9 million on Tuesday, as the death toll increased to 3 12 million, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University.
  • The US continues to lead the world in cases and deaths by wide margins, with 32.1 million cases, or more than a fifth of the global total, and 572,674 deaths, or almost a fifth of the worldwide toll.
  • India is second to the US by cases at 17.6 million after recording more than 320,000 new cases and 2,771 deaths on Tuesday, according to the New York Times.
  • It was its sixth straight day with more than 300,000 cases and countries around the world have started to send help in the form of oxygen supplies, PPE and tests.
  • The US said Monday it would start sharing its pipeline of COVID-19 vaccine from AstraZeneca once the vaccine clears federal safety reviews, the White House told the Associated Press on Monday, with as many as 60 million doses expected to be available for export in the coming months.



  • Published Apr 27, 2021 2:09 PM GMT