Coronavirus cases surge past 34.2 million worldwide

New Delhi (NVI): More than 34.2 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 while the death toll has crossed 1,021,763, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 23.7 million people have recovered from the disease.

In the US, the number of coronavirus infections have surpassed 7.27 million while the death toll has crossed 2,07,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have exceeded 4.8 million meanwhile the number of fatalities have climbed past 1,44,000.

Italy has recorded more than 2,000 daily cases for the first time since April. The country registered 2,548 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, the first time it has exceeded 2,000 cases in a single day since the end of April.

Paris in danger of restaurant shutdown as France records 9 per cent increase in daily infections. Paris is set to be placed on maximum Covid alert from as soon as Monday, a move likely to force the closure of restaurants and bars and impose further restrictions on public life. French authorities reported a daily rise in new COVID-19 cases exceeding 13,000 again on Thursday.

Covid cases doubled under most local lockdowns in England. Coronavirus cases have doubled in the majority of English cities and towns that are subject to long-term local lockdowns.