Coronavirus death toll tops 9 lakh globally; cases mount to 27.7 mn

New Delhi (NVI): Some 27.7 million people around the world have now been diagnosed with the coronavirus, while the death toll has crossed the 9 lakh-mark and currently stands at 9,01,050, according to the data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Some 18.6 million people have recovered.

Coronavirus-related fatalities in the US surpassed 1,90,000. The confirmed infections stands at 6,354,869, while 2,359,111 number of people have recovered from the deadly contagion in the US.

Brazil recorded 35,816 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as well as 1,075 deaths from the disease. Brazil has registered nearly 4.2 million cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 1,28,539.

French health authorities reported 8,577 new confirmed coronavirus cases, the second-highest number of daily additional infections on record since the disease started to spread in the country at the end of the winter. The number of people in France who have died from COVID-19 infections increased by 30, to 30,794. The cumulative number of cases now totals 3,44,101.

The Indonesian capital, Jakarta, will go back into lockdown in a bid to contain an escalating outbreak that has pushed hospitals to the brink of collapse. Indonesia has recorded 8,336 deaths from coronavirus, the most in Southeast Asia.

Czechs will have to wear face masks in most public indoor settings in a bid to slow a record spike in Covid-19 cases, the health minister said. The restriction comes on the heels of a never-before-seen daily increase of 1,164 new confirmed Covid-19 cases.

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