Coronavirus cases exceed 86.3 mn globally; US tally tops 21 mn

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 86.3 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 18,67,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 48.4 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 21 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 3,57,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 78 lakh-mark and stands at 7,810,400 while the number of deaths have surged past 1,97,000.

Meanwhile, Mexico’s health ministry has reported 11,271 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 1,065 additional fatalities in the country, bringing the total to 1,466,490 infections and 128,822 deaths.

Germany has extended its nationwide lockdown until the end of the month and is introducing new tougher restrictions in order to get control of surging coronavirus infections, the Chancellor, Angela Merkel, said.

The United Kingdom has recorded a further 60,916 lab-confirmed cases – the highest daily total reported so far, bringing the total number of cases in the UK to 2,774,479.

On the other hand, the WHO’s director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, expressed his dismay and said he had called on China to allow the team in. “I’m very disappointed with this news, given that two members have already begun their journeys, and others were not able to travel at the last minute,” he said.