US records over 63,000 new coronavirus cases, Brazil tops 28,000 in 24 hours

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More than 14.3 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 600,497 have died from COVID-19.
More than 14.3 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 600,497 have died from COVID-19.

KUWAIT — The United states recorded over 63,000 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours while Brazil’s new cases topped 28,000 in the past 24 hours.

More than 14.3 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 600,497 have died from COVID-19, according to a Reuters tally published on Sunday.

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

According to the Johns Hopkins University, up to 63,698 new cases and 853 new deaths were registered in the US in the last 24 hours. The tally showed that the total cases nationwide reached 3,711,413 and 140,119 deaths.

In Brazil, the Health Ministry reported 28,532 new coronavirus cases and 912 new deaths bringing the country’s total cases to over 2.07 million and 78,772 deaths. The US and Brazil rank first and second globally in the coronavirus cases and deaths.

In New Delhi, Indian health authorities said on Sunday that 543 people had died in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 and 38,902 new cases were registered across the country.

The Ministry of Health and Family welfare said in its latest update that he death toll due to coronavirus infection so far in the country rose to 26,816 cases while the overall positive cases jumped to 1,077,618.

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, New Delhi, Telangana, Karnataka, Assam and Bihar are among the worst affected states. The government has asked people, governments and local authorities to take all necessary precautions, adding that guidelines in containment zones should be followed strictly.

In Geneva, Switzerland said that 99 new coronavirus cases were tallied, pushing the country’s tally to 33,591 so far. The nation’s death toll due to the infection remained unchanged at 1,688, the Swiss Ministry of Health said in a press release.

Swiss health teams conducted a total of 726,000 COVID-19 swabs since last February, the ministry added. Switzerland has witnessed an upswing in the number of cases after loosening most restrictions, prompting authorities to restrict entry of travellers from countries deemed “unsafe.”

Meanwhile, Mexico's Health Ministry Saturday reported 7,615 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 578 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 338,913 cases and 38,888 deaths.

The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases. — KUNA/ SPA


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