Coronavirus cases surpass 38 million worldwide; death toll nears 11 lakh

New Delhi (NVI): More than 38 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 while the death toll has crossed 10,85,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 26.3 million people have recovered from the disease.

In the US, the number of coronavirus infections have exceeded 7.85 million while the number of fatalities have crossed 2,15,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have surged past 5.1 million while the number of death due to the deadly contagion have surpassed 1,50,000.

Mexico has reported 4,295 new cases of Covid-19 and 475 more fatalities. The country has racked up 8,25,340 cases and 84,420 deaths.

Coronavirus clusters have emerged in Australia’s two most populous states, officials said on Wednesday, prompting the most populous, New South Wales, to delay easing some restrictions. Australia is one of the most successful countries to combat the virus, recording 904 deaths and around 245 active cases according to official tallies.

Northern Ireland is set to re-enter a tough lockdown after executive ministers agreed to closures of schools, pubs and restaurants. It comes after Derry and Strabane council area recorded the highest infection rate in the UK and Ireland, with a seven day average of 970 cases per 100,000 people.

Germany has recorded another 5,132 cases, taking its total to 3,34,585. The reported death toll rose by 40 to 9,677, the tally showed.

-CHK