Coronavirus cases surpass 87.1 million worldwide

at 9:53 am

New Delhi (NVI): More than 87.1 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 18,82,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 48.7 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 21.2 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 3,61,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 78 lakh-mark and stands at 7,873,830 while the number of deaths have surged past 1,98,000.

Meanwhile, Mexico has reported a new high for a daily increase in coronavirus cases, with 13,345 newly confirmed infections reported Wednesday for the previous 24 hours. A near-record of 1,165 deaths related to Covid-19 were also reported. The country has now seen about 1.48 million infections and almost 130,000 deaths so far in the pandemic.

China reported 63 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday – the highest single-day tally since July – as authorities try to stamp out an outbreak of the virus in a city of 11 million near Beijing.

Tunisia recorded 2,820 new confirmed coronavirus cases- the most since the start of the pandemic-the health ministry said on Wednesday. Seventy more deaths were reported, taking the death toll to more than 5,000.

In addition to this, Portugal has extended the state of emergency amid record daily Covid cases. The daily number of Covid-19 cases in the nation of around 10 million people reached a record high of 10,027, putting increasing pressure on the health system.

Ireland has ordered the closure of most schools and construction sites for at least three weeks in an effort to curb a sharp rise in Covid-19 infections, tightening a lockdown that has already closed most hospitality and retail outlets

Furthermore, World Health Organization (WHO) experts warned Wednesday there could be six months of “hard, hard road ahead” in 2021 before vaccines turn the tide against the coronavirus pandemic.