Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Cross 68.45 Million, Death Toll at 1,562,428
Bengaluru, More than 68.45 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,562,428 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
India recorded 31,521 new coronavirus cases, data from the health ministry showed on Thursday. The country has a total of 9.77 million infections, the second-highest in the world after the United States, but the daily tally has been slowly dropping since hitting a peak in September. Deaths rose by 412, with the total now 141,772.
Russia confirmed 27,927 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours on Thursday, pushing the national tally to 2,569,126. Authorities said 562 people had died overnight, taking the official death toll to 45,280.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 23,679 to 1,242,203 and the reported death toll rose by 440 to 20,372, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Thursday.
Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
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