Daily coronavirus deaths, infections fall slightly globally
Published: 10:36 AM, 17 January 2021 Updated: 03:50 PM, 17 January 2021
In the last 24 hours, 645,872 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 13,024 died from the pandemic. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
As of Sunday morning (17-01-2021), a total of 94,959,015 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,031,083 while 67,777,443 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 3,377 deaths and 202,767 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 405,261 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 24,306,043 have been infected so far.
The UK has seen the second-highest death toll of 1,295 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 88,590. The total number of cases has exceeded 3,357,361 with 41,346 new infections.
Mexico has registered the third-highest death toll of 1,106 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 139,022 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 1,609,735 as 21,366 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Brazil, 1,059 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 209,350. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 8,456,705 as 62,452 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Russia has reported 24,092 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 3,544,623. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 65,085 with 590 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.