Coronavirus cases surpass 11.6 million worldwide

New Delhi (NVI): Nearly 11.6 million people around the world have now been diagnosed with COVID-19, and more than 5,37,000 have died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The United States and Brazil have reported the most cases and the highest death tolls.

In the US, at least 24 states have paused or rolled back reopening plans as coronavirus cases and deaths continue to rise nationwide.

The total number of cases in the US are nearing 3 million while the death toll has surpassed 1,30,000 in the country.

In Brazil, coronavirus positive cases have exceeded 1.6 million while the number of fatalities have surpassed 65,000.

Meanwhile, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been tested again for coronavirus, after showing symptoms of the disease including a fever.

Beijing has reported no new cases of coronavirus for the first time since an outbreak emerged at the Chinese capital’s main wholesale market last month. City authorities say they have tested more than 11 million people for COVID-19 since June 11.

In addition to this, Japan has reported that five members of the Sumo Association have been confirmed to have coronavirus antibodies.

New Zealand citizens who want to return home may have to wait longer than anticipated after the government moved to limit arrivals from overseas to ease pressure on mandatory quarantine facilities.

-CHK