The overall number of Covid cases has now surpassed 557 million amid a rise in new infections in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
According to the latest global data, the total case count mounted to 557,522,144 and the death toll from the virus reached 6,366,784 Thursday morning.
The US has recorded 89,930,463 cases so far and 1,044,557 people have died from the virus in the country, the data shows.
India reported as many as 16,159 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 43,547,809, as per the data released by the federal health ministry Wednesday.
A total of 454,465 Covid-19 tests were conducted across the country in 24 hours, added the ministry.
Besides, 28 deaths due to the pandemic were reported since Tuesday morning, taking the total toll to 525,270.