Coronavirus cases surpass 95.5 mn worldwide, US tally tops 24 mn

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Coronavirus cases

New Delhi (NVI): More than 95.5 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,039,000 according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 52.6 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 24 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 3,98,000 in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 8.5 million-mark and stands at 8,511,770 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,10,000.

Furthermore, China has reported more than 100 new Covid-19 cases for a seventh day on Tuesday in the worst domestic outbreak since March last year, with one northeastern province seeing a record daily increase.

Meanwhile, New Zealand has imposed a blanket testing regime for all flights arriving internationally, with passengers now required to return a negative Covid test result before departure.

Morocco’s health ministry has confirmed its first imported case of the more contagious variant of coronavirus first discovered in the UK. The variant was detected in the northern port of Tangier in a Moroccan national returning from Ireland via Marseille.

In addition to this, Spain reported a record rise in coronavirus infections over the weekend and the number of new cases measured over the past fortnight spiked to 689 per 100,000 people on Monday from 575 on Friday, health ministry data showed.