Posted: Monday, May 24, 2021. 9:29 am CST.
By Benjamin Flowers: As year two of the COVID-19 global pandemic moves along, the number of reported infections from around the world has climbed above 167 million according to Worldometer.
As of 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021, the total for reported cases globally stood at 167,653,596.
There were over 15.4 million active cases, with 97,802 (0.6 percent) of those cases listed as serious/critical.
The total number of recoveries from the virus now stands at 148,687,724, which represents a recovery rate of 98 percent of all closed cases.
Notably, 2 percent of closed cases (3,480,642) have died from COVID-19.
The United States continues as the hardest-hit country in the world by the pandemic, has recorded over 33.8 million cases and 604,089 deaths.
India, the second-hardest-hit country by number of cases, has recorded over 26.7 million cases and 304,338 deaths.
Brazil, the third-hardest-hit country by number of cases still has the second-highest death toll. Brazil has recorded over 16.08 million cases and 449,185 deaths.
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