Coronavirus cases surpass 31.5 mn globally, US death toll tops 2 lakh

New Delhi (NVI): More than 31.5 million people around the world have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and almost 9,69,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 21.6 million people have recovered.

The US coronavirus death toll passed the grim milestone of 2 lakh, the highest in the world. According to a tally, at least 2,00,786 Americans have died of Covid-19 since the pandemic started in March, that is about one-fifth of the global death toll.

Brazil’s coronavirus infections are nearing 4.6 million while the death toll surpassed 1,38,000 in the country.

Mexico’s confirmed coronavirus caseload rose to 7,05,263 on Tuesday, along with a reported death toll of 74,348. Authorities reported 4,683 new cases along with 651 deaths in the last 24 hours.

In Netherlands, coronavirus cases hit 13,471, an increase of 60 per cent on the 8,265 cases reported the week prior.

People arriving in Italy from Paris and seven other areas of France now have to undergo mandatory coronavirus tests. The move comes amid rising infections in France.

Iran reported a record daily rise in infections. A further 3,712 positive cases took the tally to 4,29,193.

Jordan reported its highest daily count of positive cases as another 634 positive cases took the tally to 5,679.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 1,769 to 2,75,927. The reported death toll rose by 13 to 9,409, the tally showed. In recent weeks, cases have consistently been over 1,500 after falling to below 500 between June and July.

Mainland China reported 10 new Covid-19 cases as of September 22, up from 6 a day earlier, the country’s national health authority reported. The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases for mainland China now stands at 85,307, while the death toll remained unchanged at 4,634.