Coronavirus cases surpass 19 million worldwide; death toll tops 7.13 lakh

New Delhi (NVI): More than 19 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while the global death toll surpassed 7,13,000 people. More than 11.5 million have recovered, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University data.

In the US, the total number of cases are nearing 5 million while the death toll has crossed 1,60,000 in the country.

In Brazil, coronavirus infections are nearing 3 million while the number of fatalities have exceeded 98,000.

Mexico’s health ministry reported 6,590 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 819 fatalities, bringing the country’s totals to 462,690 infections and 50,517 deaths.

Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed one million, but global health experts say the true toll is likely several times higher, reflecting the gaping lack of testing for the continent’s 1.3 billion people.

Australia’s second most populous state of Victoria reported 11 coronavirus-related deaths and 450 new infections in the last 24 hours

Japan reported more than 900 new cases of Covid-19 for the 10th straight day, with cases spiking in Tokyo and Osaka.

The Philippines overtook neighbouring Indonesia as the country with the highest number of COVID-19 infections in East Asia.

Coronavirus cases in Greece pass 5,000 after the national public health organisation announced 153 cases over the last 24 hours.

Nearly 300,000 Americans could be dead from COVID-19 by December 1, according to a forecast by health experts at the University of Washington, although they said 70,000 lives could be saved if people were scrupulous about wearing masks.

-CHK