Coronavirus cases top 25.2 mn worldwide; US tally nears 6 mn

New Delhi (NVI): The number of cases globally has hit almost 25.2 million, with deaths exceeding 8,46,000. More than 16.5 million have recovered, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the United States is nearing 6 million, with states including Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota reporting daily records. Meanwhile, more than 1,83,000 people have died from the disease so far in the country.

Brazil’s coronavirus infections have surpassed 3.8 million while the death toll has crossed 1,20,000 in the country.

New Zealand has made face masks compulsory as it eases coronavirus restrictions in Auckland that were imposed after a sudden spike in cases.

Japan has recorded 600 new coronavirus cases, as new cases continue to decline from the recent peak of 1,605 on 7 August. The seven-day average for new cases is 757.

In South Korea, new infections have stayed under 200 for a second day in a row. The country reported 248 cases on Monday, including 238 local infections.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 610 to 2,42,381. The reported death toll rose by three to 9,298, the tally showed.

Greece’s health authorities reported that the coronavirus cases in the country have exceeded 10,000, half of which were reported just in August.

Australia’s state of Victoria has recorded 73 new coronavirus cases on Monday – its lowest total since July 3. The state’s death toll also increased by 41, including 22 cases at an elder care facility that were reported belatedly.

-CHK