New Delhi (NVI): More than 109.4 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,418,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 61.5 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.
The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 27.7 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 4,87,000 in the country.
Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 9.9 million-mark and stands at 9,921,981 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,40,000.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Victoria state will ease Covid restrictions from midnight on Wednesday, Premier Daniel Andrews said, after reporting no new cases on the final day of a five-day snap lockdown put in place to contain a fresh virus cluster.
The Dominican Republic started inoculating medical staff against Covid on Tuesday as it launched its vaccination campaign following the arrival of the first 20,000 doses of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine.
The Covax facility, the global Covid-19 vaccine procurement and distribution effort which aims to ensure poorer countries are also able to access doses, said its final shipment list for the first deliveries would be issued next week, following the WHO giving the green light to the AstraZeneca jabs.