Daily global COVID deaths, infections rise alarmingly
Published: 11:51 AM, 28 October 2020 Updated: 11:20 AM, 29 October 2020
In the last 24 hours, 459,020 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 7,028 died from the pandemic. The United States has seen the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
As of Wednesday noon, a total of 44,252,677 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,171,479 while 32,447,505 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 1,039 deaths and 75,072 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 232,084 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 9,038,030 have been infected so far.
The Latin American country of Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 530 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 157,981. The total number of cases has exceeded to 5,440,903 with 29,353 new infections.
France has registered the third-highest death toll of 523 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 35,541 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 1,198,695 as 33,417 new cases were confirmed during the period.
India reported 42,965 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 7,988,853 while 7,257,194 people have recuperated so far. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 120,054 with 519 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours. India has the second-highest number of active cases and ranks third in the COVID-19 death toll.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 215 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.