Global Covid-19 cases top 59 million


24th November, 2020 01:15:38 printer

Global Covid-19 cases top 59 million

Globally, more than 59 million cases of coronavirus were reported until Tuesday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

Meanwhile, the death toll from coronavirus climbed to 1,395,658.

The United States has recorded the most cases since the start of the pandemic with 12,414,292 followed by India with 9,139,865 and Brazil with 6,087, 608.

Around 83,000 people in the US are hospitalised with COVID-19, according to the Covid Tracking Project. Infections have led to a shortage of hospital beds and health care workers, and they threaten non-COVID-19-related surgeries and other care, reports AP.

Brazil has the world's second-highest COVID-19 death toll, after the United States, and the third-largest outbreak, after the US and India.

Brazil on Monday reported 302 new deaths from COVID-19, raising the death toll to 169,485.

In its daily pandemic report, the Ministry of Health said tests detected 16,207 new cases of infection. The country’s first case was confirmed on February 26.

Meanwhile, India reported 37,975 new cases in 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of Tuesday morning.

More than 133,738 deaths were also reported from the country.