Coronavirus cases surge past 62.7 million worldwide

at 10:58 am

New Delhi (NVI): More than 62.7 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 14,59,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 40.1 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported an increase of 1,43,333 positive cases and 1,210 deaths due to the novel coronavirus.

With this, the number of coronavirus infections in the US have now surpassed 13.3 million while the number of fatalities due to the deadly contagion have crossed 2,66,500.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 63 lakh-mark while the number of deaths have surged past 1,72,000 in the country.

Meanwhile, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 11,169 to 1,053,869. The reported death toll rose by 125 to 16,248, the tally showed.

In Japan, the number of Covid-19 patients with serious symptoms has reached record levels, as the country battles a third wave of infections. The number of people with severe symptoms rose to 462 on Sunday, the health ministry said – an increase of 22 from the previous day.

Mexico reported 6,388 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 196 additional deaths on Sunday, health ministry data showed. The latest tally brought the official number of cases to 1,107,071 with a total death toll of 105,655.

Furthermore, China reported 18 new Covid-19 cases on November 29, up from 11 a day earlier, the national health authority said on Monday.

In addition to this, Turkey’s daily coronavirus death toll hit a record high for a seventh consecutive day on Sunday, with 185 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Children in Iraq have started returning to school for the first time since late February, with social distancing measures in place and schools operating six days a week.

Lebanon will begin to slowly relax coronavirus restrictions imposed two weeks ago from Monday, as it looks to boost its struggling economy ahead of Christmas.

-CHK