Coronavirus cases surpass 93 mn worldwide; death toll nears 2 mn

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Coronavirus cases

New Delhi (NVI): More than 93 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 19,93,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 51.3 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 23.3 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 3,88,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 8.3 million-mark and stands at 8,324,294 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,07,000.

Meanwhile, French government will impose a daily nationwide curfew at 6 pm starting Saturday to combat a worrying increase in Covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Jean Castex said. The measure will remain in force for at least two weeks.

The UK reported 1,248 new deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test on Thursday, down from a record high of more than 1,500 the previous day.

The number of people who have received a Covid-19 vaccine in Israel has passed the two million threshold, with the prime minister saying there was “light at the end of the tunnel”.

Furthermore, the governor of Brazil’s largest state, Amazonas, has declared an immediate curfew amid reports of an explosion in coronavirus-related deaths.

Sweden, whose unorthodox pandemic strategy placed it in the global spotlight, reported a record number of Covid-19 deaths for a single day on Thursday, taking the total toll above 10,000, although new infections appear to be easing.