Global COVID-19 caseload tops 241 million
Published: 09:39 AM, 17 October 2021
In the last 24 hours, 343,318 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 5,358 died from the pandemic. Russia has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic during the period.
Earlier on Saturday, 438,224 COVID-19 patients were detected while 7,052 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Sunday morning (17-10-2021), a total of 241,170,384 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 4,910,066 while 218,412,697 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
Russia has registered 1,002 deaths and 33,208 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 222,315 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 7,958,384 have been infected so far.
Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 472 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 603,199. The total number of cases has exceeded 21,638,726 with 11,250 new infections.
The US has registered the third-highest death toll of 464 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 744,385 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 45,774,175 with 33,910 new cases.
In Mexico, 434 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 284,008. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,749,860 as 5,286 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Romania has reported 15,239 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 1,445,714. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 41,482 with 350 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.