Coronavirus cases exceed 24.3 million worldwide; death toll tops 8.30 lakh

New Delhi (NVI): More than 24.3 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 15.8 million have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 8,30,000 people have died due to the deadly contagion so far.

In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases crossed 5.8 million while the death toll surpassed 1,80,000 in the country.

Brazil has reported 44,235 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 984 deaths from the disease caused by the virus. Brazil has registered 3,761,391 cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll from Covid-19 has risen to 1,18,649.

French Health authorities have reported 6,111 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest since March 31, at the height of the pandemic. There have been 30,576 deaths in France since beginning of the pandemic.

South Korea reported 371 new Covid-19 cases, including 359 local infections in the last 24 hours. This is down from the nearly six-month high on Thursday of 441. However, the country has reported triple digit figures of new cases for more than two weeks.

Germany has banned large gatherings until the end of this year, amid rising coronavirus cases in Europe.

Lebanon reported 689 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, which is the highest daily number of infections recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. The latest recorded cases bring the country’s total case count to 14,935.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), has announced that a team of international experts will travel to the Chinese city of Wuhan to begin a study into the origin of the coronavirus.