Coronavirus cases exceed 42 million worldwide

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 42 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll rises to 11,43,495, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Over 28.4 million patients have been cured and recovered from the deadly contagion globally.

In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases have reached more than 8.48 million while the total number of fatalities have surpassed 2,23,914 in the country.

Brazil registered 30,026 COVID-19 cases within past 24 hours and surpassed 5.35 million mark. The country’s death toll stands at 1,56,471.

France has recorded a total of 10,84,732 coronavirus cases, becoming the second European Union (EU) country passing the grim one-million mark after Spain.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Turkey has risen by 2,165 to 357,693 within the last 24 hours marking the largest daily increase since May 6, while the death toll in the country risen to 9,658.

South Africa recorded 1,897 new cases, bringing the nationwide number to 7,12,412. The country has the highest number of COVID-19 cases on the African continent and is the 12th most affected in the world after the UK, Mexico and Peru.

Argentina, the country of south America has decided to prolong its isolation and social distancing measures aimed at controlling the spread of the coronavirus until November 8, President Alberto Fernandez announced.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) called on countries around the world to take immediate action as several countries seeing an exponential increase in infections.