Coronavirus cases near 61 mn globally; US tops 1.80 lakh daily cases

at 11:06 am

New Delhi (NVI): More than 60.9 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 14,31,500, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 39 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The US reported 181,490 new coronavirus cases, a third daily rise in a row, as hospitalisations hit a record for a 16th day in succession, at 89,959.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have now surpassed 12.8 million while the number of fatalities due to the deadly contagion have crossed 2,63,000.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 62 lakh-mark while the number of deaths have surged past 1,71,500 in the country.

Meanwhile, Australia’s second-largest state, Victoria, once the country’s Covid-19 hotspot, said on Friday it has gone 28 days without detecting any new infections, a benchmark widely cited as eliminating the virus from the community.

Germany has recorded another 22,806 cases, taking the overall total past 1 million to 1,006,394. The reported death toll rose by 426 to 15,586, the figures showed.

China on Friday reported five new coronavirus cases in the mainland for 26 November compared with 21 cases a day earlier, the health authority said. All of the new infections were imported cases, the National Health Commission said in a statement. There were no new deaths.

Furthermore, Mexico’s health ministry on Thursday reported 8,107 additional cases of the novel coronavirus and 645 more deaths in the country, bringing the official number of infections to 1,078,594 and the death toll to 104,242.

France reported 13,563 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, compared with 16,282 on Wednesday and 21,150 a week ago, suggesting the spread of the virus continued to slow in the fourth week of a national lockdown.

Croatia will close cafes and restaurants and ban weddings until Christmas as the number of coronavirus cases hit a record high for the second day in a row, the government said. The country of 4 million reported 4,009 new cases and 51 deaths on Thursday, with 21,725 active cases.

-CHK