Global coronavirus cases surge past 43.3 million

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 43.3 million people have been infected by coronavirus worldwide, with over 11,58,880 deaths reported, according to Johns Hopkins University tally.

Atleast 29 million patients have been cured and recovered from the deadly contagion globally.

In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases have reached over 8.7 million while the total number of fatalities have surpassed 2,25,600 in the country.

Brazil registered 15,726 COVID-19 cases within past 24 hours and surpassed 5.4 million mark. The country has world’s second-highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States which stands at 1,57,397.

Iran announced 5,960 new COVID-19 confirmed infections in the past 24 hours, taking the tally of the novel coronavirus in the country to 5,74,856.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Germany increased by 11,409 to 449,275, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed. The reported death toll rose by 42 to 10,098.

Moreover, with new coronavirus cases on the rise, residents of El Paso, Texas, settled on the US-Mexico border, are encouraged to stay home for two weeks as a judge imposes a mandatory curfew.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged people around the world not to give up in the fight against the coronavirus as cases surge once again, stressing the need for mask-wearing and social distancing.

-RJV