Coronavirus cases surpass 25.4 mn globally; US caseload tops 6 mn

New Delhi (NVI): The number of cases globally has gone past 25.4 million, with deaths exceeding 8,50,000. More than 16.5 million people have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the United States has surged past the 6 million mark, with states including Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota reporting daily records. More than 1,83,000 people have died from the disease in the US.

Brazil’s coronavirus infections are nearing 4 million while the number of fatalities due to the deadly contagion has climbed past 1,21,000 in the country.

Furthermore, a forecast from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects more than 200,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States by Sept. 19.

New Zealand has made face masks compulsory as it eases coronavirus restrictions in Auckland that were imposed after a sudden spike in cases.

France’s new Covid-19 infections shot up by 50% in August. France saw its highest monthly tally since the beginning of the outbreak earlier this year, while hospitalisations for the disease seem to be creeping up again.

The United Arab Emirates recorded more than 500 daily Covid-19 infections, the highest number over a 24-hour period in nearly two months.

Russia neared 1 million known cases, the fourth worst nominal caseload in the world. The country reported 4,993 new cases on Monday, bringing its nationwide tally to 9,95,319.