Coronavirus cases exceed 92.3 mn globally; US tally tops 23 mn

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 92.3 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 19,77,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 50.9 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 23 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 3,84,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 8.2 million-mark and stands at 8,256,536 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,05,000.

Meanwhile, China reported its first death from Covid-19 in eight months, according to National Health Commission. Health authorities gave no details about the latest death except that it occurred in Hebei province.

Indonesia has started vaccinating health workers and public servants for Covid-19, a day after President Joko Widodo received the first shot of China’s Sinovac Biotech vaccine.

Furthermore, Japan is set to expand its state of emergency in greater Tokyo from today to seven more regions including major cities Osaka and Kyoto and also to tighten border restrictions as cases surge.

A new lockdown to bring a worrying rise in coronavirus cases under control will come into force in Portugal from Friday, prime minister António Costa announced, urging people to stay indoors and protect themselves.

In addition to this, more than 100,000 deaths involving coronavirus have occurred in the UK since the disease first appeared in the country almost a year ago

Spain has reported 38,869 new cases, its highest single-day rise in infections. The country also recorded 195 further deaths, while the number of cases per 100,000 people rose from 452 to 493.