Coronavirus cases surpass 8.9 million worldwide

New Delhi (NVI): More than 8.9 million people have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, at least 4.4 million people have recovered, while more than 4,67,000 people have died, according to John Hopkins University tally.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total cased rising by 1,83,020 in a 24-hour period. The biggest increase was from North and South America with more than 1,16,000 new cases.

Brazil, the second worst affected country by coronavirus after the United States, passed 50,000 coronavirus deaths. It has more than 1 million total number of cases, according to the country’s health ministry.

New Zealand has reported two new cases of the coronavirus as a trickle of infected people continue to arrive at the border. The country of 5 million people now has nine active cases after having none at all earlier this month.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 537 to 1,90,359. Meanwhile, the reported death toll rose by 3 to 8,885, the tally showed.

In addition to this, China reported 18 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hour, 9 of which were in the capital Beijing.

-CHK