New Delhi (NVI): More than 96.8 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed 2,073,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 53.3 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.
The number of coronavirus infections in the US have surpassed 24.4 million, while the number of fatalities caused due to the deadly contagion have exceeded 4,06,000 in the country.
Brazil’s coronavirus cases have crossed the 8.6 million-mark and stands at 8,638,249 while the number of deaths have surged past 2,12,000.
Furthermore, Beijing is under partial lockdown after China reported 144 new cases on Wednesday, including 126 locally transmitted infections.
Australia recorded a fourth day of zero coronavirus cases on Thursday, prompting the chief of the country’s most populous state to call for a special travel “bubble” with Pacific island nations.
In the Pacific, Papua New Guinea is battling continued outbreaks of Covid-19 across its archipelago. The country has currently recorded 843 cases, with eight new case overnight in West New Britain and the capital Port Moresby.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, “Nobody should panic about getting access to a Covid-19 vaccine because everyone who wants one will get one.”