COVID-19 Update: FDA Authorizes Pfizer’s COVID-19 for People Ages 12 to 15; and more

As of Tuesday, May 11, 2021, here are the latest COVID-19 numbers around the world, according to statistics aggregator, Worldometer.

  • World Cases: Over 160 million.
  • World Deaths: 3,324,242 deaths.

Countries Outside of the US with Most Infections:

  • India: 23,299,250 confirmed cases; 253,470 deaths.
  • Brazil: 15,214,030 confirmed cases; 423,436 deaths.
  • France: 5,780,379 confirmed cases; 106,684 deaths.
  • Russia: 4,896,842 confirmed cases; 113,976 deaths.
  • Turkey: 5,044,936 confirmed cases; 43,311 deaths.

COVID-19 Positivity Rate Above 50% in Some Parts of India

The positivity rate of Goa, a state in India, has spiked to 51.4%. The state reported 3,869 on Thursday, and has a total number of cases of 108,267, and 1,501 deaths.

India Reports its Highest 24-Hour Surge of New COVID-19 Cases

India reported 412,262 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a new single-day record, according to CNN.

India Continues Breaking Dire Records

India reported over 400,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday alone – marking a new record and the 10th consecutive day of more than 300,000 daily cases, according to CNN numbers.

More Global Cases in Last 2 Weeks than First 6 Months of Pandemic

The world has recorded more COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks than during the first six months of the pandemic, according to the director-general of the World Health Organization. “More cases of Covid-19 have been reported globally in the past two weeks than during the first six months of the pandemic,” WHO’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. “India and Brazil account for more than half of last week’s cases. But there are many other countries all over the world that face a very fragile situation.”

Some Countries Pledge to Help India

As India is ravaged by COVID-19 on a daily basis, both the United States and Britain have pledged to send much-needed medical supplies for help. A huge problem is a lack of oxygen and sufficient beds. In a recent tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his administration will set up 551 oxygen generation plants “in every district to ensure adequate oxygen availability.”

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