Coronavirus cases exceed 111.7 mn worldwide, US death toll tops 5 lakh

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Coronavirus cases

New Delhi (NVI): More than 111.7 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,473,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 62.9 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 28.1 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion are have surpassed the 5 lakh-mark and currently stands at 5,00,236 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 10.1 million-mark and stands at 10,195,160 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,47,000.

Furthermore, China reported 10 new Covid cases on, down from 11 cases a day earlier, the national health authority said on Tuesday. The total number of confirmed Covid cases in mainland China now stands at 89,852, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,636.

New Zealand’s Ministry of Health has confirmed a new positive Covid-19 case in the community, a schoolmate of one from the original Auckland cluster.

Meanwhile, Syria has authorised the use of Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, its embassy in Moscow said.

British prime minister Boris Johnson has set out a four-stage plan for England to come out of lockdown that could pave the way for nightclubs to reopen, sports fans to fill stadiums once again and staycations to return.

In another development, the World Health Organization (WHO) has agreed a no-fault compensation plan for claims of serious side effects in people in 92 poorer countries due to get COVID-19 vaccines via the Covax sharing scheme, resolving a big concern among recipient governments.

-CHK