Coronavirus cases surge past 112 million worldwide

at 10:13 am

New Delhi (NVI): More than 112 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,484,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 63.2 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 28.2 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion are have surpassed the 5 lakh-mark and currently stands at 5,02,594 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 10.2 million-mark and stands at 10,257,875 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,48,500.

Meanwhile, one of New Zealand’s largest high schools has closed again after another student and two siblings tested positive for Covid-19.

Ireland is to start reopening some schools next week but is extending other lockdown restrictions until April to prevent another explosion in Covid-19 cases.

The number of patients treated in intensive care units for Covid-19 in France has reached a 12-week peak of 3,435, as regional officials urge for a ban on public gatherings and consider a partial weekend lockdown.

The World Health Organization says that global deaths from coronavirus-related complications have declined by 20% in the last week, with cases dropping for the sixth consecutive week worldwide. Deaths have been falling for three consecutive weeks.