Coronavirus cases near 100 mn globally, recoveries top 55 mn

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Coronavirus cases

New Delhi (NVI): More than 99.7 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,139,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 55 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 25.2 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 4,20,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 8.8 million-mark and stands at 8,871,393 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,17,000.

Meanwhile, Mexico’s official death toll from the coronavirus passed 150,000 on Monday following a surge in infections in recent weeks that has stretched the health system in the capital to the limit and led to the president contracting Covid.

Indonesia is nearing 1 million coronavirus cases, a grim milestone for the Southeast Asian nation that has struggled since last March to get the Covid-19 pandemic under control.

Spain has recorded a record number of cases, logging 93,822 infections between Friday and Monday, and 767 deaths.

The Covid-19 vaccine divide between rich and poor nations is worsening by the day, the World Health Organization warned, insisting the failure to distribute doses fairly could cost the global economy trillions of dollars.