Global COVID-19 deaths hit 3.43m
Published: 09:45 AM, 20 April 2021 Updated: 11:48 AM, 20 April 2021
9,813 people died from the pandemic in the last 24 hours; Photo: Collected
In the last 24 hours, 657,827 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 9,813 died from the pandemic. India has registered the highest number of deaths and infections from the pandemic during the period.
Earlier on Monday, 709,437 COVID-19 patients were detected while 9,418 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Tuesday morning (20-04-2021), a total of 142,696,001 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 3,043,015 while 121,199,241 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
India has logged the highest number of deaths of 1,757 and the highest number of new cases of 256,947 in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 180,550 people died in the South Asian country due to the pandemic and 15,314,714 have been infected so far.
Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 1,607 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 375,049. The total number of cases has exceeded 13,977,713 with 34,642 new infections.
The United States, the worst-hit country from the pandemic, has registered the third-highest death toll of 488 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 581,542 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 32,475,043 as 51,650 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Colombia, 420 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 68,748. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,667,136 as 14,189 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Iran has reported 24,346 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 2,261,435. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 67,130 with 398 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China in 2019, is now affecting 219 countries and territories around the world.