Coronavirus cases exceed 42.9 million worldwide

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 42.9 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll rises to 11,53,625, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Over 28.8 million patients have been cured and recovered from the deadly contagion globally.

In the United States, the total number of coronavirus cases have reached more than 8.6 million while the total number of fatalities have surpassed 2,25,200 in the country.

Brazil second only to the US, registered 13,493 COVID-19 cases within past 24 hours and surpassed 5.38 million mark. The country’s death toll stands at 1,56,903.

Russia is the fourth worst-affected country from the novel coronavirus with 15,03,652 COVID-19 cases and 25,875 deaths.

Mexico’s health ministry has reported 4,360 new cases of coronavirus and 181 more deaths in the country, bringing the total caseload to 8,91,160 and the death toll to 88,924.

Australia’s coronavirus hot spot of Victoria has reported zero cases of the new coronavirus for the first time since June, The country has so far recorded just over 27,500 COVID-19 cases.

Meanwhile, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has declared a nationwide state of emergency and imposed a night-time curfew in an effort to control a new spike in COVID-19 cases.

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, called for solidarity in the rollout of future coronavirus vaccines, as the number of cases continues to surge across the world.

-RJV