Coronavirus cases surpass 13.5 million worldwide

New Delhi (NVI): More than 13.5 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, 7.5 million people have recovered, and more than 5,84,100 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

In the US, the number of cases rose by 65,682 for a total of 3.9 million with at least 919 new deaths added to the tally of around 1,37,000.

In Brazil, the total number of coronavirus cases are nearing 2 million and currently stands at more than 1.96 million while the death toll in the country has crossed 75,000.

Meanwhile, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has again tested positive for coronavirus. Since catching the virus, the president has said he remains in good health and he would resume his normal work schedule if he tested negative this week.

Mexico’s health ministry recorded 6,149 newly confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s total to 3,17,635. The ministry also reported 579 new deaths from the virus, bringing Mexico’s death toll to 36,906.

In Australia, the state of Victoria reported two more deaths and 317 cases on Thursday, the largest daily increase in cases for an Australian state since the start of the pandemic.

South Africa surpassed 300,000 confirmed coronavirus cases. The country’s 311,049 cases make up close to half of Africa’s total.