New Delhi (NVI): More than 100.8 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,173,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 55.7 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.
The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 25.5 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 4,29,000 in the country.
Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 8.9 million-mark and stands at 8,996,876 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,20,000.
Meanwhile, Mexico posted its highest one-day total of newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with 27,944 infections, and a near-record 1,623 confirmed deaths.
Pakistan will launch its Covid-19 vaccination programme next week, starting with frontline health workers, a government minister said. In the past 24 hours, the country has reported 1,563 new infections and 74 deaths.
The UK recorded a further 1,725 deaths, up from 1,631 the day before, and a further 25,308 cases of the disease. This is the second-highest daily death toll since the pandemic started, with the highest daily number of deaths recorded on 20 January, 1,820.
Furthermore, Norway is set to close its borders to all but essential visitors from midnight on Friday local time.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that humanity is not losing the war against the Covid-19 pandemic and will eventually conquer the virus.