Coronavirus cases surge past 33.5 million worldwide

New Delhi (NVI): More than 33.5 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 while the death toll has crossed the 1 million-mark, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 23.3 million people have recovered from the disease.

In the US, the number of coronavirus infections have surged past 7.1 million while the death toll has crossed 2,05,000 in the country.

New York City will impose fines on people who refuse to wear a face covering as the rate of positive tests for coronavirus climbed above 3 per cent for the first time in months.

Brazil’s coronavirus infections have climbed past 4.77 million while the number of fatalities exceeded 1,42,000.

France has reported 8,051 new Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, up sharply from Monday’s 4,070. The number of people in France who have died from Covid-19 infections rose by 85, versus 81 on Monday, taking the total death toll to 31,893. The cumulative number of cases now totals 5,50,690.

The UK reported 7,143 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, the highest single figure to date, and 71 deaths, the biggest toll since July.

The Netherlands is in grip of a fast-growing second wave of coronavirus. The country reported 3,011 new cases on Tuesday, a daily record, as it imposed new measures to combat a resurgence of infections.

Ukraine’s former president, Petro Poroshenko, has tested positive for Covid-19 as the pandemic situation worsens across the country.

Walt Disney announced it was laying off 28,000 employees from its theme park business on Tuesday, the latest company to announce huge jobs cuts in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The entertainment company blamed limited attendance at the theme parks it has reopened and the continuing closure of others for the “difficult decision”.

-CHK