New Delhi (NVI): The number of confirmed coronavirus cases around the world have surpassed 100 million since the start of the pandemic, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The global death toll has crossed 2,156,000 while over 55.3 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.
The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 25.4 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 4,25,000 in the country.
Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 8.9 million-mark and stands at 8,933,356 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,18,000.
Meanwhile, German government is holding discussions on reducing to almost zero the number of flights into Germany in an effort to prevent more virulent mutant Covid variants gaining a foothold in Germany.
Cuba’s death toll from the coronavirus reached 200 on Tuesday, with authorities reporting nearly as many deaths so far in January as in the six previous months combined, due to an unprecedented acceleration in infections.
Furthermore, the death toll in France rose to more than 74,000 on Tuesday, as its new case figures stayed above 20,000 for the fourth day in a row. President Emmanuel Macron hopes a new 6pm curfew will be enough to contain the surge.