New Delhi (NVI): More than 114.7 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,548,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 64.8 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.
The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 28.7 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have surpassed 5,16,000 in the country.
Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 10.6 million-mark and stands at 10,646,926 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,57,000.
Meanwhile, New Zealand’s government has said it is still too early to make a decision on extending Auckland’s lockdown, despite the city recording no new community cases of coronavirus for a second consecutive day.
Italy’s government on Tuesday ordered the closure of all schools in areas hardest hit by Covid-19 and extended curbs already in place on businesses and movement until after Easter amid worries over the highly contagious UK variant.
Turkey added a further 11,837 new coronavirus cases to its tally on Tuesday, health ministry data showed – the country’s highest daily figure since January 7.
Tunisia has detected its first cases of the more transmissible variant of the coronavirus first discovered in the UK, the country’s health ministry said on Tuesday
The Australian economy grew by 3.1% in the December quarter as the domestic recovery from the pandemic-induced shock consolidated.