Coronavirus cases exceed 17.5 million globally

at 11:19 am

New Delhi (NVI): The total number of coronavirus cases globally has increased to over 17.5 million, with more than 6,78,000 deaths.

At least 10 million patients have recovered worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

In the US, the total number of cases stand around 4.55 million while more than 1,53,300 people have lost their lives due to the deadly virus.

Brazil, the second most affected country from COVID-19 after the US, recorded 52,383 cases within 24-hours and surpassed 2.66 million mark. The country’s death toll stands over 6,75,000.

Mexico has become the country with the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind the US and Brazil. The country reported 688 deaths in past 24-hours, pushing the tally to 46,688.

The mainland China reported 45 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, down sharply from 127 cases a day earlier. As of today, China had 84,337 confirmed COVID-19 cases and the death toll remained at 4,634.

Meanwhile, the governor of Puerto Rico, Wanda Vazquez, extended measures aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 for two more weeks, keeping the bars, gyms and movie theatres closed across the US territory until at least August 15.

Vietnam’s health ministry has registered a total of 558 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, after months of successful curbs, yesterday it reported its first two deaths.