Coronavirus cases surge past 104.8 million worldwide

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 104.8 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,281,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 58.2 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 26.6 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 4,55,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 9.3 million-mark and stands at 9,396,293 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,28,000.

Furthermore, South Korea’s total number of infections have passed 80,000-mark after the country added 370 more cases, including 351 local infections, raising the total caseload to 80,131, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) figures showed.

China has reported its fewest new Covid cases in over a month, official data showed on Friday, suggesting that the latest wave of the disease is subsiding ahead of the key Lunar New Year holiday period set to begin next week.

Meanwhile, Catalonia removed some pandemic restrictions on Thursday, allowing gyms to reopen and people to move outside their municipalities after infections and hospital admissions started to edge down.

The World Health Organization said its COVAX initiative aims to start shipping nearly 90 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Africa in February.

About 320,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine have been allocated to four African countries – Cabo Verde, Rwanda, South Africa and Tunisia, the WHO said in a statement.