Coronavirus cases near 91 mn globally; recoveries top 50 mn

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Coronavirus cases

New Delhi (NVI): More than 90.8 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 19,44,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 50.2 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 22.6 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 3,76,000 in the country.

Furthermore, nearly 9 million Americans had been given their first Covid-19 vaccination dose as of Monday morning, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 8.1 million-mark and stands at 8,131,612 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,03,500.

Meanwhile, Lebanese authorities have tightened a nationwide lockdown, including an 11-day, 24-hour curfew, amid a dramatic surge in coronavirus infections

Egypt expects to start receiving Covid-19 vaccines through the Geneva-based GAVI vaccine alliance in the coming weeks, the health minister said on Monday.

In addition to this, several gorillas at the San Diego zoo safari park have tested positive for coronavirus, with some experiencing symptoms, in what is believed to be the first outbreak among such primates in captivity.

Despite vaccines against Covid-19 being rolled out in a number of countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that herd immunity would not be achieved this year.