Coronavirus cases surge past 22.4 million worldwide

New Delhi (NVI): More than 22.4 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 around the world now, some 14 million people have recovered, and more than 7,87,000 have died, according to data by Johns Hopkins University.

In the US, the total number of infections have surpassed 5.5 million while the death toll has crossed 1,73,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have surged past 3.4 million while the has exceeded 1,11,000.

Mexico recorded 5,792 new cases of Covid-19 and 707 new deaths. The total number of confirmed infections in the country now stands at 537,031, with 58,481 deaths.

Spain reported 3,715 coronavirus infections, the highest since the lockdown in the country was lifted in late June.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 1,707 to 2,28,621. The reported death toll rose by 10 to 9,253, the tally showed.

Iran’s death toll from COVID-19 has passed 20,000, the highest in the Middle East.

Japan has recorded at least 22,500 Covid-19 cases since August 1, more than a third of its nationwide total since the pandemic began. In total, Japan has confirmed 59,213 cases and 1,157 deaths, according to the country’s Health Ministry.

South Korea reported 276 local and 12 imported Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. Most of the cases were detected in the capital Seoul and its surrounding areas.

New Zealand recorded five new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hour. That raises the country’s total to 1,304 confirmed infections — 101 of which remain active. New Zealand has also reported 22 coronavirus-related deaths.

France confirmed a new daily high in coronavirus cases since coming out of lockdown in mid-May, with 3,776 new infections. That brings France’s total number of confirmed cases to 2,25,043.

-CHK