Coronavirus cases exceed 13.3 million worldwide; death toll tops 5.78 lakh

New Delhi (NVI): More than 13.3 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, 7.37 million have recovered, and more than 5,77,900 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases have surpassed 3.4 million while the number of fatalities have crossed 1,36,000 in the country.

In Brazil, the number of COVID-19 infections are nearing 2 million while the death in the country has surged past 74,000.

Mexico’s Health Ministry has reported 7,051 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 836 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 3,11,486 cases and 36,327 deaths.

South Africa has surpassed the United Kingdom in its number of confirmed coronavirus cases, according to its health ministry and data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. It now has the world’s eighth-highest number of confirmed cases with 2,98,292 and over 4,300 deaths.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 351 to 1,99,726. The reported death toll rose by three to 9,071, the tally showed.

China is further easing restrictions on domestic tourism after reporting no new local cases of COVID-19 in nine days. The National Health Commission said that six new cases were recorded as of the end of Tuesday, all in people who had arrived from overseas.

South Korea’s new coronavirus cases stayed below 40 for the second day in a row on Wednesday, but imported cases continued to rise, hampering the country’s efforts to contain the disease. The country added 39 cases, including 11 local infections, raising the total caseload to 13,551.

Meanwhile, more than 300 students and tutors have tested positive for coronavirus at high schools in the West African nation of Ghana.

-CHK