Coronavirus cases surpass 54.3 mn globally; US confirms 1 mn cases in a week

New Delhi (NVI): More than 54.3 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll is nearing 13,17,131, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 34.9 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The US has passed 11m coronavirus cases, just one week after confirming its ten-millionth case. More than a million cases were recorded in the country over the last week, which saw four days in a row of world record infection totals.

The current US total is 11,003,469. At least 2,46,000 people have died in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus infections have surpassed 5.8 million while the number of fatalities have exceeded 1,65,000 in the country.

Japan’s economy grew at the fastest pace on record in the third quarter, rebounding sharply from its biggest postwar slump, as improved exports and consumption helped the country emerge from the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Italy has reported 546 Covid-related deaths, up from 544 the day before, the health ministry said on Sunday. The country also registered 33,979 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, down from 37,255 on Saturday.

Algeria imposed new coronavirus restrictions on Sunday, closing sport and cultural centres as well as beaches after a spike in infections. Algeria has registered more than 68,000 infections and at least 2,100 deaths, according to the ministry of health, with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune hospitalised in Germany with the virus last month.

The Chinese mainland reported no new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases on Sunday, the National Health Commission has reported. No new deaths related to the disease were reported.

Australia has done a remarkable job in suppressing Covid-19, and reducing community transmission of the virus to single digit figures. But a new outbreak in the state of South Australia – now up to 17 confirmed cases – after a full seven months without a community case, has put the state back on high alert.

-CHK