Coronavirus cases surpass 13.8 mn globally; Brazil tally tops 2 mn

New Delhi (NVI): More than 13.8 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while more than 7.7 million have recovered and more than 589,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Meanwhile, Brazil’s coronavirus caseload topped 2 million, doubling in less than a month. In addition to this, the death toll due to the deadly contagion has surpassed 76,000 in the country.

The US reported 68,428 new infections in the past 24 hours, setting yet another record for single-day rise in coronavirus cases. During this period, the death toll also climbed by 974 people, taking the total number of deaths in the country since the pandemic began to 1,38,201, and the total number of cases to more than 3.5 million.

Australia’s second-biggest city of Melbourne reported a record jump of more than 423 new infections on Friday despite a week-old lockdown of more than 5 million residents. With this, Australia’s coronavirus tally has now exceeded 11,000.

Argentina’s death toll due to Covid-19 has reached 2,072, with 22 new deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of coronavirus cases stands at 1,11,160, with 4,250 new cases, a record daily increase.