Coronavirus cases surge past 77.3 million worldwide

at 11:00 am

New Delhi (NVI): More than 77.9 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 17,16,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 43.9 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 18 million and currently stand at 18,218,466, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 3,22,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 73 lakh-mark and stands at 7,318,821 while the number of deaths have surged past 1,88,000 in the country.

Meanwhile, Singapore has banned entry from the UK from Wednesday night, which has significant implications for anyone who has flights booked through that destination as a stopping point to another country.

Peru surpassed 1 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus, health officials said on Tuesday, as concerns about a potential second wave of infections began to grow in the hard-hit Andean nation. The country has also recorded 37,218 deaths, according to a daily briefing on the pandemic.

Furthermore, South Korea reported 1,092 new coronavirus cases as of Tuesday midnight, the second highest since the start of the pandemic, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said.

The Philippines has announced that it will suspend all flights to the UK from December 24. The Philippines joins a list of more than 40 countries who have restricted entry from the UK because of a new variant of coronavirus that has taken hold.

China reported 15 new Covid cases on December 22, the same as a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Wednesday. The total number of confirmed cases in China now stands at 86,882, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.