Coronavirus cases near 113 mn globally, death toll tops 2.5 mn

at 10:21 am

New Delhi (NVI): More than 112.9 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,507,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 63.7 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 28.4 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have surpassed 5,08,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 10.3 million-mark and stands at 10,390,461 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,51,000.

Meanwhile, in Australia, the state of Victoria will start easing it’s restrictions after authorities deemed new locally acquired cases detected for the first time in a week in the state will not pose any public health risk.

Furthermore, France and Germany have agreed to require coronavirus tests for workers commuting across their shared border.

New Zealand has reported one new community case of Covid-19, though the infected person has been in quarantine since February 23.

The European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, has warned against virus fatigue in member states and said that three variants – from the UK, South Africa and Brazil, were present in a number of states (all states, 14 states and 7 states, respectively).

Mainland China reported 6 new Covid cases, down from seven cases a day earlier.

South Korea has launched its vaccine campaign, with the first jabs of the AstraZeneca’s injection going to nursing home workers and patients across the country.