Coronavirus cases exceed 98 million globally; death toll tops 2.1 mn

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New Delhi (NVI): The global count of coronavirus cases has reached more than 98 million, with over 2,105,000 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Over 54 million patients have been cured and recovered from the deadly contagion.

In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases have reached more than 24.8 million while the total number of COVID-19 fatalities have surpassed 4,13,900 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases has surpassed 8.7 million and stands at 8,753,920, while the country accounts for the second highest number of COVID-19 fatalities at 2,15,243.

The Chinese mainland recorded 107 new COVID-19 cases – 90 local transmissions and 17 from overseas in last 24 hours, pushing the total number of confirmed cases to 88,911 and the death toll stands at 4,635.

Mexico’s health ministry reported 21,007 new cases of coronavirus and 1,440 additional fatalities, bringing the country’s total to 1,732,290 cases and 147,614 deaths.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong has placed thousands of its residents in a lockdown for 48 hours from today to contain a new outbreak of the coronavirus, the first such measure the city has taken since the pandemic began.

Apart from this, Belgium is banning non-essential trips in and out of the country from January 27 until March 1 over concerns about the spread of COVID-19 variants.

-RJV