Coronavirus cases exceed 48.6 mn worldwide; US breaks new cases record

New Delhi (NVI): More than 48.6 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll is nearing 12,32,516, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 32.1 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

United States has again broke the global high for cases reported in 24 hours on Thursday, beating its own Wednesday record by 20,000 cases, with 1,23,085 new infections confirmed.

In the US, the number of coronavirus infections have surged past 9.6 million while the number of fatalities due to virus has climbed past 2,34,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed 5.6 million while the death toll has surpassed 1,61,000.

The UK death toll from coronavirus rose by 378, taking the tally of people who died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 to 48,120, government data showed. There had been a further 24,141 lab-confirmed cases in the UK, taking the cumulative total of confirmed infections to 1,123,197.

Greece will go back into lockdown from Saturday for three weeks to battle a second wave of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced.

The World Health Organization in Europe on Thursday said it was seeing an “explosion” of coronavirus cases in the region and warned of a “tough time” ahead as mortality rates rose.