Coronavirus cases surge past 21.6 million worldwide

New Delhi (NVI): Worldwide coronavirus cases have surpassed 21.6 million, according to Johns Hopkins University, while more than 13.6 million people have recovered. Almost 7,75,000 people have died.

The United States has surpassed 1,70,000 coronavirus deaths, as health officials express concerns about COVID-19 complicating the fall flu season. More than 5.4 million people in the US have been infected, while 1.8 million have recovered.

In Brazil, more than 3.3 million infections have been reported while the number of fatalities have surpassed 1,07,000 in the country.

Mexico’s health ministry has reported 4,448 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections and 214 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 522,162 cases and 56,757 deaths as of the end of Sunday.

Australia reported the deadliest day of the pandemic with 25 fatalities from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours and 282 new cases in the state of Victoria.

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday postponed the general election by four weeks to October 17 but ruled out delaying it any further, as the country tackles a new outbreak of the coronavirus.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 561 to 2,24,014. The reported death toll rose by one to 9,232, the tally showed.

Bolivia has surpassed 1,00,000 coronavirus cases, the country’s Ministry of Health reported, predicting that the virus would reach its peak in September. There have been 4,058 deaths since the virus first emerged in the country in early March.

South Korea reported 197 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday as it battles sporadic outbreaks in densely populated Seoul and its neighbouring area.

China reported 22 new coronavirus cases in the mainland, compared with 19 cases a day earlier.

-CHK