Covid-19: World logs 11,497 deaths; 398,268 new cases
Published: 11:57 AM, 19 February 2021
In the last 24 hours, 398,268 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 11,497 died from the pandemic. The US has registered the highest number of deaths and infections from the pandemic during the period.
Earlier on Thursday, 392,294 COVID-19 patients were detected while 11,344 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Friday morning (19-02-2021), a total of 110,837,668 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,452,586 while 85,788,255 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 2,761 deaths and 68,924 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 505,309 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 28,523,524 have been infected so far.
Brazil has registered the second-highest death toll of 1,432 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 243,610 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 10,030,626 as 51,350 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Mexico has seen the third-highest death toll of 1,075 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 177,061. The total number of cases has exceeded 2,013,563 with 8,988 new infections.
In the UK, 454 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 119,387. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 4,083,242 as 12,057 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Germany has reported 9,825 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 2,372,209. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 67,547 with 473 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 219 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.