WHO reports record daily increase in COVID-19 cases globally; tally tops 12.9 mn

New Delhi (NVI): More than 12.9 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and more than 5,69,000 have died, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University. More than 7 million patients have recovered.

Meanwhile, World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed a record increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 2,30,370 in 24 hours.

In the US, another record increase of COVID-19 infections, with more than 66,500 new cases confirmed were reported in the past 24 hours.

In Brazil, the total number of coronavirus cases have topped 1.8 million while the death toll has exceeded 72,000 in the country.

Mexico’s coronavirus death toll passed Italy’s on Sunday, becoming the fourth-highest globally, with at least 35,006 fatalities over the course of the pandemic so far. The country has 2,95,268 confirmed cases.

South Africa has reported 13,497 new coronavirus cases, reaching a total of 264,184, including 3,971 deaths.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 159 to 198,963. The reported death toll rose by one to 9,064, the tally showed.