Coronavirus cases top 13 million worldwide

New Delhi (NVI): More than 13 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and nearly 572,000 have died, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University.

In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases have surpassed 3.3 million cases while the death toll has crossed 1,35,000 in the country.

In Brazil, coronavirus infections have exceeded 1.8 million while the total number of fatalities have topped 72,000 in the country.

Mexico’s Health Ministry on Monday reported 4,685 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 485 additional fatalities, bringing the country’s totals to 304,435 cases and 35,491 deaths.

The Australian state of Victoria has recorded 270 new cases of coronavirus, which brings the national total to about 10,250.

The wave of coronavirus cases connected with Beijing’s wholesale market that began in June appears to have been brought under control with no new cases of the disease reported in the Chinese capital for eight successive days. China’s National Health Commission reported five new cases on the mainland on Tuesday, all among people returning from overseas.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned the pandemic could get far worse if countries around the world do not follow basic healthcare precautions. “The virus remains public enemy number one,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing.

-CHK