Coronavirus cases surpass 24 million worldwide; death toll tops 8.24 lakh

New Delhi (NVI): More than 24.1 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus and 15.7 million have recovered, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 8,24,000 have died.

In the US, the number of coronavirus cases have exceeded 5.8 million while the number of fatalities are nearing 1,80,000.

Brazil’s coronavirus infections have surged past 3.7 million while the death toll climbed to 1,17,000 in the country.

Italy recorded its highest daily tally in coronavirus infections since May. The country reported 1,367 cases and brought the total to 2,62,540. Despite the surge in infections, the government insists there are no plans for a new lockdown.

South Korea has reported 441 new coronavirus cases, the highest number of daily coronavirus cases since March, and parliament has been forced to close amid increasing expectations that the authorities will impose tougher restrictions to control the disease.

The French health ministry has registered 5,429 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, a new post-lockdown high and a level of new infections not seen since the height of the epidemic in early April.

The Australian state of Victoria has reported its lowest number of coronavirus cases in nearly two months.

New Zealand announced 7 new cases, including one imported case who is a woman in her 20s. The other 6 cases are all in the community and have all been linked to the Auckland cluster.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 1,507 to 2,37,936. The reported death toll rose by five to 9,285, the tally showed.

New cases have risen in Croatia since it opened its borders to tourists for the summer, hitting more than 200 daily cases in late August and a record 358 on Wednesday.

China reported eight new Covid-19 cases, down from 15 a day earlier, the country’s health authority said.

Gaza will remain in lockdown at least until Sunday, health officials said after reporting two deaths and 26 cases in the first public outbreak of the coronavirus in the blockaded Palestinian enclave.