COVID claims more than 9000 deaths globally
Published: 09:48 AM, 17 September 2021 Updated: 11:27 AM, 17 September 2021
In the last 24 hours, 571,946 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 9,201 died from the pandemic. The US has registered the highest number of deaths and infections from the pandemic during the period.
Earlier on Thursday, 562,484 COVID-19 patients were detected while 10,200 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Friday morning (17-09-2021), a total of 227,830,598 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 4,684,079 while 204,484,264 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US has registered 1,871 deaths and 151,142 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 688,486 and overall caseload to 42,634,054 so far due to the pandemic.
Mexico has seen the second-highest death toll of 897 in the last 24 hours, soaring the death toll to 269,912. The total number of cases has exceeded 3,542,189 with 13,217 new infections.
Russia has registered the third-highest death toll of 794 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 195,835 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 7,214,520 as 19,594 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Brazil, 637 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 589,277. Besides, the overall caseload has surged to 21,069,017 as 34,407 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Turkey has reported 28,118 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 6,767,008. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 60,903 with 262 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
The coronavirus, which was first reported in China in 2019, is now affecting 220 countries and territories around the world.