Coronavirus cases surpassed 32.9 mn globally; death toll nears 1 mn

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 32.9 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and nearly 1 million people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 22.8 million people have recovered from the disease.

In the US, the number of coronavirus infections have crossed 7.1 million while the death toll exceeded 2,04,000 in the country.

India’s confirmed coronavirus tally reached 6 million cases on Monday, keeping the country second to the United States in number of reported cases since the pandemic began.

Brazil’s coronavirus cases surged past 4.7 million meanwhile the number of fatalities mounted to 1,41,000.

South Korea on Monday reported 50 new coronavirus cases, the lowest since August 11. Of the new cases, 40 were domestic and 10 imported.

A man has died from Covid-19 in Greece, the first reported coronavirus death among asylum seekers since the pandemic broke out in Greece in late February.

New Zealand reported no new cases of Covid-19, health officials said on Monday. There are 55 active cases of the virus in New Zealand, 28 of them imported in travelers returning from overseas, all of whom are staying at government-run isolation facilities.

There have been a further 5,693 lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in the UK, according to government data, taking the total to 4,29,277.

Argentina’s coronavirus cases have topped 700,000 as new daily infections and deaths hit the top five globally, despite seven months of lockdown that have ravaged the frail economy.

-CHK