Global Covid-19 death toll crosses 2.9 million
Published: 10:39 AM, 8 April 2021
In the last 24 hours, 651,878 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 12,969 died from the pandemic. Brazil has registered the highest number of deaths while India has recorded the highest number of infections during the period.
Earlier on Wednesday, 576,636 COVID-19 patients were detected while 11,802 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Thursday morning (08-04-2021), a total of 133,695,421 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,901,124 while 107,825,976 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
Brazil has registered 3,733 deaths and 90,973 new cases in the last 24 hours – with this, a total of 341,097 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 13,197,031 have been infected so far.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered the second-highest death toll of 873 during the period – with this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 572,849 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 31,637,243 as 75,183 new cases were confirmed during the period. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections.
India has seen the third-highest death toll of 648 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 166,892. The total number of cases has exceeded 12,926,061 with 126,315 new infections.
In Poland, 638 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 55,703. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,471,617 as 14,910 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Italy has reported 13,708 new coronavirus cases, almost double than the previous day, taking the overall caseload to 3,700,393. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 112,347 with 627 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 and two international conveyances.