Coronavirus cases surge past 39 million globally

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 39 million people have been infected by coronavirus worldwide, with over 11,03,300 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University tally.

At least 26.9 million patients have been cured and recovered from the deadly contagion globally.

In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases have reached more than 8 million while the total number of fatalities have surpassed 2,18,097 in the country.

On the other hand, multiple regions across the United States have seen days of continuous high-level surge in new cases after entering October.

Brazil, remains number one COVID-19 affected country in Latin America, registered 30,914 cases within past 24 hours and surpassed 5.2 million. The country’s death toll stands at 1,53,214.

France registered 25,086 new coronavirus cases, a drop from the record high of 30,621 the day before but significantly higher than a week ago, taking the cumulative number of cases to 8,34,770.

Argentina also reported 16,546 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 965,609. There were 381 deaths reported in the past 24 hours for a total of 25,723, according to the government’s report.

Moreover, France is starting a month-long curfew affecting around 20 million people in Paris and eight other metropolitan areas. Establishments like restaurants, cinemas and theatres will be forced to close at 9 pm starting from today.

The World Health Organization (WHO) will revise its guidance on the use of Remdesivir in coming weeks following the results of the solidarity trial in which it was found not to reduce the risk of death, as per the reports.

-RJV