Global COVID deaths, cases soaring in 24hrs
Published: 11:31 AM, 1 October 2021 Updated: 11:02 AM, 2 October 2021
Children at the funeral of a dead father who died of Covid-19 at a cemetery in Peru; Photo: AP
In the last 24 hours, 488,499 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 7,815 died from the pandemic. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic during the period.
Earlier on Thursday, 372,672 COVID-19 patients were detected while 5,355 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Friday morning (01-10-2021), a total of 234,571,092 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 4,797,604 while 211,387,558 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US has registered 1,812 deaths and 113,922 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 716,847 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 44,314,424 have been infected so far.
Russia has seen the second-highest death toll of 867 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 207,255. The total number of cases has exceeded 7,511,026 with 23,888 new infections.
Brazil has registered the third-highest death toll of 637 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 596,800 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 21,427,073 with 27,527 new cases.
In Mexico, 596 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 276,972. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,655,395 as 9,796 new cases were confirmed during the period.
The UK has reported 36,480 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 7,807,036. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 136,662 with 137 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.