Global Covid case count declining

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Gujarat, Sept 29 (ANI): A medics in PPE kit collects a nasal sample from a man for a covid19 rapid test, in Surat on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

Deaths and cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) are stabilizing throughout the world with the exception of India where nearly 27,000 people have died and 2.7 million more become became infected.

Since the pandemic outbreak began in late 2019 in China, the pandemic has killed 3.39 million with 163.61 million cases so far on Sunday, according to tracking by Worldometers.info. Through Saturday, deaths have declined 12 percent in one week and cases 4 percent.

India has risen to third in the world with 270,284 fatalities, including 4,077 Sunday, which is lower than the record 4,200 last week. Only two other nations have reported more than that in one day, the United States 4,474 and Brazil with 4,211. The United States previously had the infections record with 299,786.

Among nations in the top 10 for most deaths, increases have only been posted in India with 4 percent, Colombia with 9 percent and Russia with 1 percent. Like India, the outbreak has been surging in Colombia, which entered the top 10 for the first time, displacing Spain, with 80,780, including 530 Saturday, only behind India and Brazil.

The United States, which has the most deaths with 585,944, dropped 9 percent through Saturday. Brazil is second with 434,852, declining 10 percent.

The cases surge in India is diminishing with a 13-percent decline in the past week. On Sunday, the Asian nation reported 311,170 infections compared with a record 414,188 on May 7. Its total is 24,684,077, which is second behind the U.S. with 32,924,567 cases. The U.S. dropped 24 percent in one week.

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