4394 COVID-19 deaths, 338,379 infections in a day globally
Published: 12:06 PM, 20 October 2020
In the last 24 hours, 338,379 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 4,394 died from the pandemic. India has seen the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
As of Tuesday noon, a total of 40,657,071 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,123,112 while 30,359,845 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.
India reported 46,498 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 7,594,736 while 6,730,617 people have recuperated so far. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 115,236 with 594 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours. India has the second-highest number of active cases and ranks third in the COVID-19 death toll.
The Latin American country of Argentina has seen the second-highest death toll of 449 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 26,716. The total number of cases has exceeded to 1,002,662 with 12,982 new infections.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 442 deaths and 57,327 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 225,222 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 8,456,653 have been infected so far.
Iran has registered the fourth-highest death toll of 337 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 30,712 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 534,631 as 4,251 new cases were confirmed during the period.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 215 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.