US coronavirus cases top 12 mn; global tally over 57 mn

New Delhi (NVI): The Covid-19 cases in the United States, that is the worst affected country by the pandemic in the world, has surpassed the 12 million mark and 255,414 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University Covid tracker.

This comes just six days after the US crossed the 11-million mark. The US is the worst affected country in the world, both in terms of overall caseload and number of deaths. Many cities in the country have been forced to re-impose punishing lockdown measures, following a surge in the new cases recently.

Meanwhile, as per foreign media reports, the US health authorities have urged people to stay home for next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, when Americans usually travel from coast to coast to be with their families.

The US is followed by India and Brazil in terms of the overall caseload. India has recorded 90,95,806 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 1,33,227 deaths so far, with 501 deaths reported since yesterday.

Apart from that, Brazil’s Covid tally stands at 6,020,164, followed by France (2,109,170) and Russia (2,039,926).

The global Covid tally stands at 57,889,287. While 40,093,744 corona patients have recovered, 1,376,758 have died so far.