COVID-19 death toll tops 34 lakh globally
Published: 10:29 AM, 18 May 2021
In the last 24 hours, 535,371 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 10,733 died from the pandemic. India has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
Earlier on Monday, 9,944 COVID-19 patients were detected while 548,225 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Tuesday morning (18-05-2021), a total of 164,279,345 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 3,404,457 while 143,004,248 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
India has registered 4,340 deaths and 263,045 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 278,751 people died in the South Asian country due to the pandemic and 25,227,970 have been infected so far.
Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 1,039 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 436,862. The total number of cases has exceeded 15,661,106 with 33,631 new infections.
Colombia has registered the third-highest death toll of 509 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 81,809 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,131,410 as 12,984 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Argentina, 505 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 71,027. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,335,965 as 28,680 new cases were confirmed during the period.
The US has reported 25,030 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 33,747,439. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 600,533 with 369 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.