New Delhi (NVI): More than 83.3 million people have been infected with coronavirus around the world, while 18,17,530 people have died due to the deadly contagion, according to John Hopkins University tally.
In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases have reached more than 19.96 million while the total number of fatalities have surpassed 3,45,700 in the country.
Brazil’s coronavirus cases has surpassed 7.67 million, while the country accounts for the second highest number of COVID-19 fatalities at 1,94,949
Germany reported its second-highest daily total of coronavirus infections, with 32,552 new cases along with 964 deaths. The total number of cases in the country stands at 1,760,520 with 33,791 COVID-19 fatalities.
Meanwhile, the European country Spain also registered a record number of new COVID-19 cases for a second consecutive day, with 10,217 cases the coronavirus tally reaches to 1,928,265 in the country.
Furthermore, Turkey has entered into a nationwide lockdown crossing the traditional New Year’s holiday starting on Thursday until early January 4 as part of measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) issued its first emergency-use designation for a COVID-19 vaccine, making the Pfizer/BioNtech the first immunization to receive a green light from the Geneva-based body.