Coronavirus cases surpass 55.5 million worldwide

New Delhi (NVI): More than 55.5 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll is nearing 13,37,559, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 35.7 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

In the US, the number of coronavirus infections have surpassed 11.35 million while the number of fatalities due to the deadly contagion have crossed 2,48,000.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have exceeded 5.9 million while the number of deaths have surged past 1,66,600 in the country.

Mexico’s health ministry reported 1,757 new infections and 165 further deaths, bringing the official totals to 1,011,153 cases and 99,026 deaths.

Meanwhile, Italy has registered 32,191 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Tuesday, up from 27,354 the day before. The ministry also reported 731 Covid 19-related deaths, up from 504 the previous day and the highest daily toll since 3 April, when the country was in full national lockdown.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany has increased by 17,561 to 8,33,307. Deaths rose by 305 to 13,119, the tally showed.

South Korea reported on Wednesday 313 new daily Covid-19 cases, the highest since August, as cluster infections continued to emerge from offices, medical facilities and small gatherings, prompting authorities to tighten social distancing rules.

Iran’s daily new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours hit 13,352 on Tuesday, a new record, the government announced. The number of deaths in the previous 24 hours reached 482. The total death toll has now reached 42,461, the highest in the middle east.

-CHK