COVID-19 deaths top 400,000 mark in US
Published: 11:49 AM, 16 January 2021 Updated: 04:00 PM, 16 January 2021
In the last 24 hours, 761,554 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 14,816 died from the pandemic. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
As of Saturday morning (16-01-2021), a total of 94,315,331 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,017,913 while 67,346,640 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 3,805 deaths and 248,080 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 401,856 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 24,102,429 have been infected so far.
The UK has seen the second-highest death toll of 1,280 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 87,295. The total number of cases has exceeded 3,316,019 with 55,761 new infections.
Brazil has registered the third-highest death toll of 1,131 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 208,291 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 8,394,253 as 68,138 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Germany, 1,045 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 46,537. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,023,802 as 19,791 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Mexico has reported 16,468 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 1,588,369. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 137,916 with 999 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.