Coronavirus cases surpass 82.6 mn globally; death toll tops 18 lakh

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Coronavirus cases surge past 82.6 million mark worldwide
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New Delhi (NVI): The global count of coronavirus cases has reached more than 82.6 million, with over 18,04,000 deaths reported. Over 46.5 million patients have been cured and recovered from the deadly contagion, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

In the US, the total number of coronavirus infections have reached more than 19.7 million, while the number of fatalities due to the virus have surpassed 3,41,900 in the country with 3,900 new deaths.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases has surpassed 7.61 million, while the country accounts for the second highest number of COVID-19 fatalities at 1,93,875.

The Health Ministry of Mexico registered 12,406 new coronavirus cases and 1,052 fatalities on Wednesday, bringing the total in the country to 1,413,935 infections and 124,897 deaths.

Spain also reported 9,860 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, the highest number registered since the start of the pandemic. With this, the total number of infections stands at 19,10,210 in the country.

Meanwhile, in the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that further millions of people have to live under under the strictest tier 4 restrictions in from Thursday, alarm about a new strain of coronavirus spreading across the country.

Apart from this, Ireland will enter lockdown for a third time, as the COVID-19 spread threatens hospitals. The government will close non-essential services, limit travel and delay school reopening, Irish Prime Minister Micheal Martin said.

-RJV