Coronavirus cases surge past 81.9 million globally

at 10:09 am
Coronavirus cases surge past 81.9 million globally

New Delhi (NVI): More than 81.9 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 17,88,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 46.2 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 19.5 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 3,38,000 in the country.

Brazil recorded 58,718 additional confirmed cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 1,111 deaths, the Health Ministry said. It is the worst daily death toll reported by the ministry since September 15th.

With this, the country’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 75 lakh-mark and stands at 7,563,551 while the number of deaths have surged past 1,92,000.

Meanwhile, Denmark has extended a hard lockdown for two weeks, until 17 January, to limit the spread of Covid-19, following a drastic spike in new infections over the past month, the country’s prime minister said.

The French heath ministry reported 11,395 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours on Tuesday, jumping above the 10,000 threshold for the first time in four days.

In addition to this, Ireland reported the highest Covid-19 cases in a single day on Tuesday with 1,546 infections, up from a previous record of 1,296 on Saturday.

Reportedly, Argentina has begun to vaccinate its citizens against the coronavirus using 300,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V treatment delivered last week.