Global coronavirus cases cross 30.6 mn, over 9.5 lakh deaths

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New Delhi (NVI): The overall global coronavirus cases have reached 3,06,85,001 with 9,55,843 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 6,764,780 and 199,258, respectively, according to the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) in its latest update.

Brazil is at third place in overall Covid tally but it has more number of deaths than India which is at second place. Brazil’s death toll has reached 1,36,532 while India’s death toll has reached 85,619. Their overall coronavirus tally stands at 45,28,240 and 53,08,014 respectively.

After the US, India and Brazil, Russia has the most number of Covid cases in world at 10,92,915. The country has recorded 19,270 deaths so far.

Meanwhile, the UK is considering to impose another nationwide lockdown after witnessing a fresh surge of Covid-19 cases. 4,322 infections were recorded on Friday. UK Experts and ministers held meetings over the weekend amid growing anger in citizens over steps taken to stop the spread of the virus.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that Britain was seeing a second wave of Covid-19, and introduced new restrictions for millions of people across northwest, northern and central England.

People in England who refuse to self-isolate to stop the spread of coronavirus could face fines of up to £10,000 ($13,000, 11,000 euros) under tough new regulations announced yesterday to tackle surge in cases, according to a foreign media report.

-ARK