Coronavirus cases surpass 16.4 million worldwide

at 10:50 am

New Delhi (NVI): More than 16.4 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and nearly 6,54,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Some 9.5 million patients have recovered.

In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases are nearing 4.3 million while the death toll has surpassed 1,48,000 in the country.

Mexico recorded 4,973 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the country’s total to 3,95,489.

Brazil, where cases have now surpassed 2.4 million, has reported the highest number of infections in Latin America. Meanwhile, the death toll in Brazil is nearing 88,000.

Hong Kong has reported 145 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the city to 2,779.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 633 to 2,06,242. The reported death toll rose by 4 to 9,122, the tally showed.

China reported 68 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, up for the fourth consecutive day, including two positive cases in Beijing.

Vietnam has suspended all domestic passenger flights to and from popular tourist destination Da Nang for 15 days, starting from Tuesday. This comes after the country reported 11 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases on Monday evening, including four healthcare workers.

The World Health Organization says travel bans cannot be kept up indefinitely, and are also only useful when combined with a wide range of other measures to detect and break chains of transmission.

-CHK