Coronavirus cases surpass 45.5 million worldwide

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 45.5 million people have been infected by coronavirus worldwide, with over 11,88,100 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University tally.

Over 30 million patients have been cured and recovered from the deadly contagion globally.

In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases have exceeded 9.02 million as it reported its biggest one-day rise of over 94,000 new cases. The country’s death toll stood at 2,29,600.

Brazil’s coronavirus infections have crossed 5.5 million while the country’s death toll stands at 1,59,477.

Germany has confirmed 19,059 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours marking the largest daily rise since the outbreak, with the total count reaching 5,18,753. The death toll has grown by 103 to 10,452 people within the same period of time.

In Japan, the health ministry said that the coronavirus cases topped 1,00,000, nine months after the first case was reported in mid-January. The country has recorded more than 1,700 deaths.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “Governments should focus on tackling the virus and avoid politicization.” He called on countries to keep investing in the health system and workforce, and improving testing, tracing and treatment of all cases.

-RJV