Coronavirus cases surge past 85.6 million globally

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Coronavirus cases

New Delhi (NVI): More than 85.6 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 18,53,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 48.1 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 20.8 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 3,53,000 in the country.

New York has found its first case of the more contagious variant strain of the coronavirus initially reported in the UK, Andrew Cuomo, the governor, said on Monday.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 77 lakh-mark and stands at 7,753,752 while the number of deaths have surged past 1,96,000.

Meanwhile, Mexico has approved the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine for emergency use on Monday.

In addition to this, England will enter its toughest nationwide lockdown since March, with schools closed until mid-February, as Boris Johnson warned that the weeks ahead “will be the hardest yet”.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state leaders are expected Tuesday to extend a shutdown in Europe’s top economy as coronavirus deaths continue to mount despite tough restrictions in the run-up to the holidays.

Furthermore, Thailand’s prime minister has urged the public to stay-at-home. Authorities confirmed 745 new infections; the country’s worst daily total and the government declared 28 provinces – including Bangkok – high-risk zones.