Coronavirus cases surge past 95 mn globally; US tally nears 24 mn

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Coronavirus cases

New Delhi (NVI): More than 95 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,030,515 according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 52.2 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 23.9 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 3,97,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 8.4 million-mark and stands at 8,488,099 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,09,000.

In another development, health regulator of Brazil has approved the urgent use of coronavirus vaccines made by Sinovac and AstraZeneca, enabling Latin America’s largest nation to begin an immunisation program.

Meanwhile, Mexico reported 11,170 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 463 more fatalities on Sunday, according to the Health Ministry, bringing its total to 1,641,428 infections and 140,704 deaths.

China reported more than 100 new Covid-19 cases for the sixth consecutive day, with rising infections in the northeast fuelling concerns of another national wave ahead of a major holiday season.

In addition to this, South Africa has delayed reopening its schools amid a rapid resurgence of Covid-19 driven by a more infectious variant of the virus.

There have been a further 38,598 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK, according to government data. This is lower compared to 54,940 infections registered last Sunday and is the lowest number since December 27.