Global coronavirus death toll nears 1.5 million

Eudore R. Chand

LONDON 5 December 2020: More than 64.54 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,499,037​have died, according to a Reuters tally.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

The United States, India, Brazil, Russia and France, in that order, are the five worst-hit countries.

According to data shared by Johns Hopkins University, the United States recorded over 210,000 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours with 2,907 deaths, the highest tally of fatalities so far, said Wam.

India’s caseload of the coronavirus disease is currently at 9,571,559 after the health ministry on Friday reported that the country had logged a total of 36,595 infections in the previous 24 hours.

Seoul has emerged as the centre of a viral resurgence in South Korea. The country has recorded 629 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, the highest daily tally in about nine months. The cases took the country’s total to 36,332 with 536 deaths till date.

1,311 new cases, 793 recoveries, 1 death

ABU DHABI: The Ministry of Health and Prevention conducted 113,928 Covid-19 tests, and announced 1,311 new cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 174,062.

MoHAP also announced 1 death due to Covid-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 586.

MoHAP also noted that an additional 793 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 157,828.


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