Coronavirus cases surge past 31.2 mn worldwide; US death toll nears 2 lakh

New Delhi (NVI): More than 31.2 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and almost 9,63,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 21.3 million people have recovered.

In the US, the number of coronavirus infections have surpassed 6.85 million while the death toll has almost reached 2,00,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus infections have surged past 4.55 million while the number of fatalities have climbed past 1,37,000 in the country.

Mexico surpassed 7,00,000 confirmed coronavirus cases even as health authorities cited what they described as nearly two months of slowing infection rates.

According to a tally, Latin America has recorded around 8.7 million coronavirus cases and over 3,22,000 deaths, both figures being the highest of any region.

New Zealand recorded no new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, as restrictions on much of the country were entirely removed, and measures imposed on Auckland, the largest city, were due to ease further. There are 61 active cases of the coronavirus in New Zealand, 32 of them diagnosed as part of a community cluster in Auckland.

Pubs, bars and restaurants in England will have to shut by 10pm from Thursday under new nationwide restrictions to halt an “exponential” rise in coronavirus cases.

The number of coronavirus infections in Iran has risen by 3,341 in the past 24 hours, the highest daily tally since early June, taking total cases to 4,25,481.

China reported six new Covid-19 cases on Monday, down from 12 a day earlier, the national health authority said on Tuesday.