Global Covid-19 death toll exceeds 2.1m, sees 16,642 deaths a day...

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Global Covid-19 death toll exceeds 2.1m, sees 16,642 deaths a day

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:02 PM, 22 January 2021  

Global Covid-19 death toll exceeds 2.1m, sees 16,642 deaths a day

Global Covid-19 death toll exceeds 2.1m, sees 16,642 deaths a day

In the last 24 hours, 664,963 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 16,642 died from the pandemic. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period. 

As of Friday afternoon (22-01-2021), a total of 98,110,912 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,100,861 while 70,518,688 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data. 

The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 4,363 deaths and 193,758 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 420,285 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 25,196,086 have been infected so far. 

The UK has registered the second-highest death toll of 1,539 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 144,371. The total number of cases has exceeded 1,688,944 with 20,548 new infections. 

Brazil has registered the third-highest death toll of 1,335 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 214,228 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 8,699,814 as 59,946 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

The UK has seen the fourth-highest death toll of 1,290 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 94,580. The total number of cases has exceeded 3,543,646 with 37,892 new infections. 

In Germany, 855 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 51,151. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,108,895 as 18,700 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

South Africa has reported 11,381 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 1,380,807. The death toll due to Covid-19 climbed to 39,501 with 647 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours. 

The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances. 

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