Infections, deaths decline slightly in 24hrs globally
Published: 02:15 PM, 27 September 2020 Updated: 03:26 PM, 27 September 2020
In the last 24 hours, 294,650 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 5,306 died from the pandemic. India has seen the highest number of infections and deaths during the period.
As of Sunday afternoon, a total of 33,072,832 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 998,930 while 24,416,306 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.
In India, the death toll from the pandemic has risen to 94,534 after 1,124 people succumbed to the disease over the past 24 hours. Besides, 89,010 new cases have been registered during the period, that pushed the country's COVID-19 tally to nearly 6 million. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 5,990,581. The South Asian country has the second-highest number of active cases and ranks third in the COVID-19 death toll.
The United States, the worst-hit country in the world, has seen the second-highest death toll of 737 in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 209,177 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 7,287,561 have been infected so far.
Meanwhile, the Latin American country of Brazil has seen the third-highest death toll of 732 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 141,441. The total number of cases has exceeded 4.71 million with more than 25,500 new infections.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.