Coronavirus cases surge past 61.5 mn globally; death toll mounts to 1.44 mn

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New Delhi (NVI): The global count of coronavirus cases has reached more than 61.5 million, with over 14,41,900 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

Over 36.7 million patients have recovered from the deadly contagion globally.

In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases have reached more than 13 million. The total number of fatalities have surpassed 2,64,800 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases has surpassed 6.23 million, while the country accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 1,71,974.

Germany topped 1 million COVID-19 cases, becoming the sixth country in the European region to do so. The number of confirmed cases increased by 21,695 to 10,27,598, while the death toll rose 15,796 in the country.

The Chinese mainland in past 24 hours registered six new coronavirus cases, all from overseas, pushing the overall tally to 92,586, said the National Health Commission. There were no COVID-19-related deaths reported and death toll remained unchanged at 4,742.

Mexico also recorded 12,081 cases of COVID-19 on Friday and 631 more deaths in the country. This brings the official number of coronavirus infection to 1,090,675.

The health ministry of Mexico has confirmed the country’s COVID-19 death toll has risen to 104,873.

Meanwhile, all social gatherings of individuals from different households will be banned in Los Angeles County for at least 3 weeks starting Monday under new restrictions health officials unveiled, citing a continued surge in COVID-19 infections.

Furthermore, the World Health Organization (WHO) executive director Mike Ryan said that, the introduction of a vaccine will allow us to really crush the curve, avoid lockdowns and gain progressive control over the deadly virus.