Coronavirus cases surpass 60.3 million worldwide

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 60.3 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll is nearing 14,20,721, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 38.6 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

In the US, the number of coronavirus infections have surpassed 12.7 million while the number of fatalities due to the deadly contagion have crossed 2,62,000.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 61 lakh-mark while the number of deaths have surged past 1,70,500 in the country.

South Korea has reported its highest daily number of Covid-19 cases since March. The country reported 583 infections on Thursday, the first time they had topped 500 since March 6.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country’s 16 state governors on Wednesday agreed to extend a partial shutdown well into December in an effort to further reduce the rate of Covid-19 infections ahead of the Christmas period.

Meanwhile, the country reported 410 deaths in 24 hours; its worst such toll since the pandemic began.

Iran recorded its worst daily caseload, with the health ministry reporting 13,843 new infections. That pushed the national tally to 894,385 in the Middle East’s worst-hit country