Coronavirus cases exceed 18.5 million worldwide, death toll tops 7 lakh

New Delhi (NVI): More than 18.54 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the new coronavirus as of Wednesday, up more than 4,00,000 in just one day. More than 11 million have recovered, while over 7,00,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

In the US, the total number of cases have surpassed 4.7 million while the number of fatalities have crossed 1,56,000 in the country.

In Brazil, the number of infections have climbed to more than 2.8 million while the death toll is nearing 96,000.

Mexico’s health ministry has reported 6,148 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 857 additional deaths, bringing the total in the country to 449,961 cases and 48,869 deaths.

Latin America has surpassed Europe to become the region with the highest coronavirus death toll worldwide. The region has now recorded more than 2,06,000 deaths, approximately 30 percent of the global total.

Germany has reported 741 new cases of the virus. The total number of cases in Germany is now at 2,12,022 with 9,168 deaths. It is estimated 1,94,600 people have survived the disease.

Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria has reported its deadliest day of the coronavirus outbreak with 15 deaths in the last 24 hours and 725 new cases compared with 439 a day earlier.

Meanwhile, Queensland state of Australia will close its border with New South Wales (NSW) state to hold back a second wave of COVID-19 infections.