New Delhi (NVI): More than 114.4 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,537,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 64.6 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.
The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 28.6 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have surpassed 5,14,000 in the country.
Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 10.5 million-mark and stands at 10,587,001 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,55,000.
Meanwhile, the Philippines has reported six cases of the South African coronavirus variant, its health ministry said on Tuesday, raising concern among its experts that the current vaccines might be less effective.
France reported that the number of people being treated in intensive care units for Covid-19 was up by 52, at 3,544, going above the 3,500 threshold for the first time since 1 December last year.
The Czech Republic tightened lockdown measures on Monday, beefing up police presence to restrict movement throughout the country as the government battles the world’s worst surge in Covid-19 infections.
The WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said new case numbers rose last week in Europe, the Americas, southeast Asia and the eastern Mediterranean.
Furthermore, WHO warned that it is unrealistic to think the world will be done with the Covid-19 pandemic by the end of the year.
WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan said it might however be possible to take the tragedy out of the coronavirus crisis by reducing hospitalisations and deaths.