Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 121.4 million

Eudore R. Chand

LONDON 20 March 2021: More than 121.49 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 2,810,880 have died, according to a Reuters tally on Friday.

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

U.S. leads the world not only in terms of coronavirus deaths and confirmed cases, with 2538,049 and 2,964,541 respectively, followed by Brazil with 284,775 deaths and 11,693,838 cases.

The Czech Republic has the highest per capita fatality rate in the world with 226 deaths per 100,000 people, said Wam.

2,160 new cases, 2,391 recoveries, 4 deaths

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) conducted 239,268 additional tests, and announced 2,160 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of recorded cases in the UAE to 436,625.

‏MoHAP also announced 4 deaths due to complications, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 1,428.

‏The ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased and wished 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 2,391 individuals had fully recovered from Covid-19, bringing the total number of recoveries to 418,496.

The total number of vaccine doses provided stands at 7,124,146 with a rate of vaccine distribution of 72.03 doses per 100 people.


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