New Delhi (NVI): More than 106.8 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,340,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 59.7 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.
The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 27.1 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 4,68,000 in the country.
Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 9.5 million-mark and stands at 9,599,565 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,33,500.
Meanwhile, New Zealand will first administer Covid-19 vaccines to quarantine personnel, front line health workers and airline staff, Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said, as the government formally approved Pfizer and BioNTech vaccines on Wednesday.
The Athens region will enter a stricter coronavirus lockdown from Thursday, Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said, with schools and non-essential shops closed.
Furthermore, Spain has now recorded more than 3 million Covid cases, while also registering 766 deaths over the past 24 hours – the highest daily death toll of the current third wave.
In another development, Argentina has announced that it has approved the emergency use of the Indian-made Covishield vaccine.