Global COVID deaths, infections rise in a day
Published: 09:35 AM, 6 May 2021 Updated: 11:03 AM, 6 May 2021
14,278 people died of coronavirus while 837,731 people have been diagnosed with the pandemic around the world in the last 24 hours; Photo: Collected
In the last 24 hours, 14,278 people died of coronavirus around the world while 837,731 people have been diagnosed with the pandemic. India has registered the highest number of infections and deaths from the pandemic during the period.
Earlier on Wednesday, 775,819 COVID-19 patients were detected while 13,648 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Thursday morning (06-05-2021), a total of 155,827,941 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 3,255,399 while 133,254,815 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
India, the worst-hit country by the second wave of coronavirus, has registered 3,982 deaths and 412,618 new cases – the record number of infections in a day – in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 230,151 people died in the South Asian country due to the pandemic and 21,070,852 have been infected so far.
Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 2,791 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 414,645. The total number of cases has exceeded 14,936,464 with 75,652 new infections.
The US, another worst-hit country by the pandemic, has seen the third-highest death toll of 743 during the period. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 593,148 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 33,321,244 as 46,129 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Argentina, 663 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 65,865. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,071,496 as 24,079 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Turkey has reported 26,476 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 4,955,594. The death toll due to the COVID-19 climbed to 41,883 with 356 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.