Coronavirus cases exceed 81.2 mn worldwide; recoveries near 46 mn

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Coronavirus cases

New Delhi (NVI): More than 81.2 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 17,74,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 45.9 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 19.3 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 3,34,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 75 lakh-mark and stands at 7,504,833 while the number of deaths have surged past 1,91,000 in the country.

Meanwhile, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa banned alcohol sales and extended a nationwide curfew, as infections passed the one million mark owing to a faster-spreading variant of the disease discovered in the country.

Cuba has announced it would allow fewer flights from the United States and several other countries beginning 1 January, due to a surge in coronavirus cases since opening its airports in November.

In addition to this, the French health ministry has reported 2,960 new infections; down from 8,822 on Sunday and from Saturday’s 3,093.

Reportedly, the new variant of the virus was detected in Finland. The country imposed travel restrictions earlier this month on passengers from the UK amid concerns over the new variant, which is thought to be more contagious than previous ones.