COVID-19 death toll tops 2.8m globally...

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COVID-19 death toll tops 2.8m globally

 International Desk

 Published: 10:09 AM, 30 March 2021   Updated: 11:45 AM, 30 March 2021

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As of Tuesday morning (30-03-2021), a total of 128,239,735 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,804,346 while 103,446,670 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.   

In the last 24 hours, 441,857 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 7,507 died from the pandemic. Brazil has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period. 

Earlier on Monday, 500,808 COVID-19 patients were detected while 7,004 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide. 

Brazil has registered 1,969 deaths and 42,666 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 314,268 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 12,577,354 have been infected so far.  

The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered the second-highest death toll of 639 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 563,206 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 31,033,801 as 59,707 new cases were confirmed during the period. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. 

Italy has seen the third-highest death toll of 417 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 108,350. The total number of cases has exceeded 3,544,957 with 12,916 new infections.  

In France, 360 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 94,956. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 4,554,683 as 9,094 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

Russia has reported 8,711 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 4,528,543. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 98,033 with 293 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours. 

The coronavirus, that first reported in China in 2019, is now affecting 219 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.