Coronavirus cases surpass 23.6 million globally

New Delhi (NVI): More than 23.6 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 15.2 million have recovered. More than 8,11,000 have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

In the US, the number of coronavirus infections have exceeded 5.73 million while the death toll is nearing 1,80,000 in the country.

Brazil’s number of positive cases surpassed 3.6 million while the number of fatalities have topped 1,15,000.

South Korea reported 280 new cases of coronavirus – including 264 local infections. While many of the cases are linked to the Sarang Jeil Church and a mass rally many members later attended, there are also a growing number of unlinked cases.

The Australian state of Victoria has confirmed 148 new cases of coronavirus and eight deaths in the past 24 hours.

Gaza declared a full lockdown for 48 hours as it reported its first cases in the general population.

The governor of Bali said tourists will not be able to visit the Indonesian island for the rest of 2020 as the number of coronavirus cases in the country keeps mounting.

In addition to this, champion sprinter Usain Bolt has tested positive for coronavirus days after celebrating his 34th birthday with a big – unmasked – party.

-CHK