Coronavirus cases surge past 63.7 million worldwide

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 63.7 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 14,79,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 40.9 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 13.7 million while the number of fatalities due to the deadly contagion have crossed 2,70,500.

Meanwhile, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will soon shorten the length of self-quarantine recommended after potential exposure to the coronavirus to 10 days, or 7 days with a negative test. CDC currently recommends a 14-day quarantine in order to curb the transmission of the virus.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 63 lakh-mark and stands at 6,386,787 while the number of deaths have surged past 1,73,000 in the country.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 17,270 to 1,084,743. The reported death toll rose by 487 to 17,123.

Furthermore, the Australian economy rose 3.3 per cent in the September quarter, the latest national accounts reveal.

The national accounts, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics just now, shows that rise in seasonally adjusted chain volume measures, after a 7% fall in the June quarter.

In England, the government has announced details of the new three tier system that will come into effect in when the four-week national lockdown across the country ends on 2 December.

Turkey’s daily Covid-19 death toll hit a record high for a ninth consecutive day on Tuesday, with 190 fatalities in the last 24 hours, as Turks braced for new restrictive measures to curb the spread of the pandemic.

-CHK