COVID cases surpass 52 mn globally; US reports record 1.36 lakh infections

Coronavirus cases surpass 52 mn globally; US reports record 1.36 lakh infections

New Delhi (NVI): More than 52 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll is nearing 12,83,510, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Over 33.8 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

US confirmed its highest 24 hours total to date – with a world record of 1,36,000 cases confirmed in one day.

With this, the number of coronavirus cases in the US are nearing 10.4 million while the number of fatalities have surpassed 2.41 lakh in the country.

Furthermore, Texas became the first US state with more than 1 million confirmed Covid-19 cases. California is also closing in on that mark as a surge of coronavirus infections engulfs the country from coast to coast.

Meanwhile, Brazil’s coronavirus infections have surged past 5.74 million while the number of deaths have exceeded 1,63,000.

The department of health has asked all New Zealanders who live or work in Auckland central city to stay home tomorrow after further details emerged of the mystery case of Covid-19, whose point of infection is as yet unknown.

Mainland China reported 15 new Covid-19 cases for November 11, down from 17 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Thursday.

Spain’s coronavirus death toll surged to over 40,000 with infections passing the 1.4 million mark, while the rate of new cases continued to grow, health ministry data showed.

The total number of coronavirus cases registered in Italy since the start of the pandemic surpassed the one million mark, the health ministry said.

Despite having the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on the continent, South Africa will open up travel to all countries and restore normal trading hours of alcohol in an effort to boost the tourism and hospitality sectors, the president Cyril Ramaphosa said.

-CHK