Coronavirus cases surge past 29 million worldwide

New Delhi (NVI): More than 29.1 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 9,27,307 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 20 million have recovered.

In the US, the number of coronavirus cases have surpassed 6.55 million while the number of fatalities due to the deadly contagion 1,94,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus infections have crossed 4.8 miliion while the death toll has exceeded 1,32,000.

Turkey’s daily coronavirus deaths have topped its numbers from early May, with 63 fatalities in the past 24 hours. The number of positive COVID-19 cases to stands at nearly 2,93,000 since March.

The Australian state of Victoria reported zero new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, according to its Department of Health and Human Services, the first time in two months since infections surged in July.

Japan recorded 270 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, the lowest daily spike since July 13 before the country was hit by a second wave of infections, according to the Health Ministry. Nine new deaths were also recorded bringing the total death toll to 1,464, with the total caseload at 76,670.

South Korea’s Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said the country plans to secure a supply of coronavirus vaccines for 30 million people or 60 percent of the country’s population.

The southwestern Chinese city of Ruili has been locked down, with all 200,000 residents to be tested for COVID-19 after two Myanmar nationals were diagnosed with the virus.

-CHK