Coronavirus cases surpass 50.8 mn worldwide; recoveries top 33.2 mn

New Delhi (NVI): More than 50.8 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll is nearing 12,62,622, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 33.2 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

In the US, the number of coronavirus infections have surged past 10.1 million while the number of fatalities due to the deadly contagion are nearing 2,40,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed 5.67 million while the death toll has exceeded 1,62,000.

Australia has gone three days without any locally acquired cases of Covid-19. All cases have been detected in quarantined locals who have recently returned from overseas.

The World Health Organization’s chief on Monday asked everyone to keep fighting Covid-19, warning that while we may be sick of battling the pandemic, the virus is “not tired of us”.

Italy will ramp up coronavirus restrictions in Tuscany and four other regions from Wednesday to rein in the second wave of the pandemic.

Iran was one of a number of countries reporting a record rise in the daily number of coronavirus cases. It said the figure had reached 10,463 over the previous 24 hours, the first time the numbers for new infections had reached five figures.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has tested positive for coronavirus. Zelenskiy said he “feels good” and was self-isolating, adding on Twitter, “It’s gonna be fine!”