Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Cross 77.57 Million, Death Toll at 1,709,633
London, More than 77.57 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,709,633 have died, according to a Reuters tally.
India recorded 23,950 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its total cases to 10.1 million, the health ministry said on Wednesday. Less than 300,000 of those 10.1 million cases are currently infected with the coronavirus, the health ministry added. Daily cases have been dipping steadily in India since hitting a peak in September, although the country still has the second-highest infections in the world, after the United States. A total of 146,444 people have died of COVID-19 in the country, with 333 of those deaths coming in the last 24 hours.
Russia on Wednesday reported 27,250 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, including 5,652 in Moscow, pushing the national tally to 2,933,753. Authorities said 549 people had died overnight, taking the official death toll to 52,461.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 24,740 to 1,554,920 and the reported death toll rose by 962 to 27,968, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Wednesday.
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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