Global Covid-19 death tolls exceed 1.5 million
Published: 10:46 AM, 8 January 2021
In the last 24 hours, 820,796 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 14,670 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 morning (08-01-2021), a total of 88,480,028 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,905,542 while 63,597,331 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 4,134 deaths and 274,190 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 374,124 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 22,132,045 have been infected so far.
Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 1,455 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 200,498. The total number of cases has exceeded 7,961,673 with 87,134 new infections.
The UK has registered the third-highest death toll of 1,162 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 78,508 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,889,419 as 52,618 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Mexico has reported 13,345 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 1,479,835. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 129,987 with 1,165 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
In Germany, 1,059 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 39,258. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 1,869,306 as 28,078 new cases were confirmed during the period.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.