Coronavirus cases near 3 billion globally; death toll tops 9.34 lakh

New Delhi (NVI): Nearly 29.5 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 9,34,542 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 20 million people have recovered from the disease.

In the US, the number of coronavirus infections have crossed 6.6 million while the death toll has surpassed 1,95,000 in the country.

Meanwhile, India has now reported more than five million cases of the coronavirus, the second country after the US to report so many cases.

Brail’s coronavirus cases have exceeded 4.3 million while the number of fatalities have climbed past 1,33,000.

Australia’s Victoria state looks to be on course to relax a strict lockdown in the city of Melbourne by the end of the month after the average number of cases over the last two weeks dropped below 50, which is within the target range for the state to ease restrictions from September 28.

Greek authorities have tightened restrictions to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the greater Athens area, saying the pandemic was showing “worrying signs of resilience”.

Japan has committed 17.2 billion yen ($165 million) in funds for the WHO’s global COVID-19 vaccine programme, known as COVAX.