New Delhi (NVI): More than 109.8 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,429,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 61.8 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.
The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 27.8 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 4,90,000 in the country.
Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 9.9 million-mark and stands at 9,978,747 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,42,000.
Furthermore, China reported 11 new mainland Covid cases on February 17, official data showed on Thursday, up from seven a day earlier.
France reported 25,018 new confirmed coronavirus infections on Wednesday, a rise from 19,590 on Tuesday but down from the 25,387 new cases recorded on Wednesday a week ago. The total number of cases now stands at 3,514,147.
Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Wednesday the country would enter a gradual normalisation period, province by province, in March.
Meanwhile, the United Nations led calls for a coordinated global effort to vaccinate against Covid-19, warning that gaping inequities in initial efforts put the whole planet at risk.