COVID-19 claims 33.83 lakh lives globally...

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COVID-19 claims 33.83 lakh lives globally

 International Desk

 Published: 09:40 AM, 16 May 2021   Updated: 05:35 PM, 16 May 2021

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

In the last 24 hours, 627,221 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 11,823 died from the pandemic. India has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period. 

Earlier on Saturday, 12,889 COVID-19 patients were detected while 699,337 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide. 

As of Sunday morning (16-05-2021), a total of 163,165,592 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 3,383,231 while 141,462,152 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.

India has registered 4,090 deaths and 310,822 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 270,319 people died in the South Asian country due to the pandemic and 24,683,065 have been infected so far.  

Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 2,067 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 434,852. The total number of cases has exceeded 15,590,613 with 69,300 new infections. 

Colombia has registered the third-highest death toll of 530 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 80,780 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,103,333 as 18,873 new cases were confirmed during the period.  

In the US, 499 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 599,863. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 33,695,916 as 25,642 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

Argentina has reported 21,469 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 3,290,935. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 70,253 with 400 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours. 

The coronavirus, that first reported in China in 2019, is now affecting 220 countries and territories around the world.