Coronavirus cases surge past 116.8 million worldwide

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 116.8 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,593,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 66.1 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US has surpassed 28.9 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion has surpassed 5,24,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 11 million-mark and stand at 11,019,344 while the number of deaths has surged past 2,65,000.

Furthermore, China reported 19 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, up from 13 a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said.

Mexico’s health ministry on Sunday reported 2,734 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 247 additional fatalities, bringing the total tally to 2,128,600 infections and 190,604 deaths.

Meanwhile, the UK has recorded its lowest daily deaths since October, with just 82 people dying on Sunday from Covid. It brings the total deaths to 124,501 and is down from 144 last Sunday.

France has donated 15,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Slovakia as the country battles against the world’s highest coronavirus mortality rate.

The US has administered 90.35m doses of the vaccine according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency said 59m people had received one or more doses while 30.6m people have received the second dose as of Sunday.