Coronavirus cases surge past 33.8 million worldwide

New Delhi (NVI): More than 33.8 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 while the death toll has crossed 1,012,964, 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 crossed 7.23 million while the death toll has exceeded 2,06,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have climbed past 6.25 million while the number of fatalities have surged past 1,43,000.

Madrid heads for lockdown after Spain announces new virus restrictions. Madrid residents are set to be barred from leaving the city except on essential trips under new coronavirus restrictions announced by the Spanish government.

South Africa will reopen its borders to all African countries from today while barring tourists from around 50 nations with high infection rates, including Britain, France, India, Russia and the US.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 2,503 to 2,91,722. The reported death toll rose by 12 to 9,500, the tally showed.

Cuba said on Wednesday it was lifting a curfew and partial lockdown in Havana, in place since September 1 to contain a second wave of the new coronavirus.

-CHK