New Delhi (NVI): More than 32.4 million people have been confirmed to have the coronavirus around the world, while the deaths were nearing 9,88,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.
Over 22.2 million patients have been cured and recovered from the deadly disease globally.
In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases stand around 7.02 million, while 2,03,657 people have lost their lives due to the deadly virus.
Brazil, remains number one COVID-19 affected country in Latin America, recorded 31,911 cases within 24-hours and surpassed 4.6 million. The country’s death toll stands at 1,40,537.
Russia also registered 7,212 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking its nationwide count to 1,136,048. The country’s total death toll stands at 20,056.
Canada is currently experiencing the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and now has more than 1,50,000 reported positive cases with the death toll shooting over 9,000. As per the country’s health agency, there are more than 11,000 active virus cases in Canada.
Peru has decided to extend the state of national emergency until October 31, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. So far, the country has reported 788,930 cases, the second highest infection rate in Latin America, with over 31,000 deaths.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the global death toll from COVID-19 could double to two million before a successful vaccine is widely in use and that number can be even higher without concerted action to curb the pandemic.