Global Covid-19 cases surpass 90 million

Sun Online Desk

11th January, 2021 01:38:09 printer

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 90 million

Amid the rise in Covid-19 infections across the globe, over 90 million people have been infected with the virus until Monday, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The total case count reached 90,237,469  with 1,934,096 deaths as of today.

JHU data also show that the virus is surging in many regions and areas of 191 countries.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 22 million on Saturday.

Amid the mass vaccination programme, the US has registered 22,385,975 cases with 374,072 fatalities as of Monday morning.

India, the second worst hit country in number of cases recorded 10,450,284 cases and the death toll rose to 150,999.

Besides, Brazil reported another 469 deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the national count to 203,100, said the health ministry.

Meanwhile, 29,792 more cases were registered in the last 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 8,105,790.

Sao Paulo is the hardest-hit state with 48,351 deaths and 1,546,132 cases.

The health ministry reported in a Sunday statement that it received a notification from Japan about the detection of a new variant of the coronavirus in four travelers who had visited the state of Amazonas before returning to Japan on January 2.