Daily global deaths, infections drop slightly in a day
Published: 12:40 PM, 18 October 2020 Updated: 12:40 PM, 18 October 2020
In the last 24 hours, 372,651 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 5,568 died from the pandemic. India has seen the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
As of Sunday noon, a total of 39,959,651 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,114,636 while 29,890,384 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.
India reported 62,092 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 7,492,727 while 6,594,399 people have recuperated so far. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 114,064 with 1,032 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 US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 638 deaths and 54,232 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 224,282 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 8,342,665 have been infected so far.
The Latin American country of Brazil has registered the third-highest death toll of 461 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 153,690 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,224,362 as 22,792 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Mexico has seen the fourth-highest death toll of 419 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 85,704. The total number of cases has exceeded to 841,661 with 6,751 new infections.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 214 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.