Coronavirus cases surge past 80.7 million worldwide

at 10:49 am

New Delhi (NVI): More than 80.7 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 17,64,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 45.6 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 19.1 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 3,33,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 74 lakh-mark and stands at 7,484,285 while the number of deaths have surged past 1,91,000 in the country.

Meanwhile, Brazil’s vice president Hamilton Mourão has tested positive for Covid-19.

Turkey’s government has introduced full weekend lockdowns and curfews during weekdays in an attempt to stem risisng coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, another 254 people have died in Turkey in the last 24 hours, bringing the country’s death toll to 19,878.

The death toll in France’s hospitals and care homes has risen by 173 since Saturday. A total of 62,746 have now died from the virus in the country. Confirmed cases have also risen by 8,822 over the last 24 hours.

Furthermore, European countries have launched a massive vaccination drive on Sunday with elderly people and medics lining up to take the first shots to see off the pandemic that has claimed more than 1.7 million lives worldwide.

Saudi Arabia has extended a ban on people entering by air, sea and land for another week, amid fears about new coronavirus variants.