Coronavirus cases surpass 40.7 mn worldwide; over 27.8 mn recovered

New Delhi (NVI): More than 40.7 million people have been infected by coronavirus worldwide, with over 11,24,000 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University tally. More than 27.8 million patients have been cured and recovered from the deadly contagion globally.

In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases have exceeded 8.27 million while the total number of fatalities have surpassed 2,21,000 in the country.

Brazil, remains number one COVID-19 affected country in Latin America with more than 5.27 million cases. The country’s death toll stands at 1,54,837.

Mexico’s health ministry on Tuesday reported 5,788 additional cases of the novel coronavirus and 555 more deaths in the country, bringing the official number of cases to 8,60,714 and the death toll to 86,893.

Bulgaria will make wearing face masks obligatory in all outdoor spaces from Thursday, as coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours hit a new record.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 5,186 to 3,80,762. The reported death toll rose by 26 to 9,875, the tally showed.

Australia’s most heavily hit coronavirus state of Victoria logged a sixth consecutive day of low single digit new cases on Wednesday, as the state government said it was on track to announce fresh easing measures at the weekend.

New infections in the Victoria’s state capital Melbourne rose by three in the past 24 hours, up from a revised number of two from the day before, bringing total state numbers to 20,323 cases since the outbreak began, of which just 109 remain active.