Global COVID-19 cases surpass 160 million
Published: 10:46 AM, 12 May 2021 Updated: 02:21 PM, 12 May 2021
In the last 24 hours, 710,122 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 13,444 died from the pandemic. India has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
Earlier on Tuesday, 612,876 COVID-19 patients were detected while 10,604 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Wednesday morning (12-05-2021), a total of 160,334,125 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 3,331,400 while 138,098,126 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
India has registered 4,200 deaths and 348,499 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 254,225 people died in the South Asian country due to the pandemic and 23,340,426 have been infected so far.
Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 2,275 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 425,711. The total number of cases has exceeded 15,285,048 with 71,018 new infections.
The US has registered the third-highest death toll of 743 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 596,946 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 33,550,115 as 34,904 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Argentina, 490 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 68,311. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,191,097 as 25,976 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Colombia has reported 16,425 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 3,031,726. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 78,771 with 429 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China in 2019, is now affecting 220 countries and territories around the world.