Global covid cases top 110 million, deaths 2.4m

DG Staff

NEW YORK 20 February 2021: Confirmed Covid-19 cases worldwide have reached 110,341,923.

According to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University, fatalities stood at 2,442,580.

The U.S. leads the world in deaths and infections with 2,558 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, while the total of US Covid-19 fatalities rose to 493,098. In the last 24 hours, 69,172 new coronavirus infections were reported in the country, taking the national total to 27,895,987, said Reuters/Wam.

Meanwhile, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced that 93,101 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine were administered bringing the total number of doses provided to 5,466,831 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 55.27 doses per 100 people.

3,140 new cases, 4,349 recoveries, 20 deaths

MoHAP conducted 169,526 additional Covid-19 tests and announced 3,140 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 365,017.

MoHAP also announced 20 deaths due to Covid-19 complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,093.

The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished Covid-19 patients a speedy and full recovery. It called on all members of the society to cooperate with health authorities, adhere to the instructions and physical distance to ensure the health and safety of all.

MoHAP also noted that an additional 4,349 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 351,715.

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