Nearly 250,000 cases, 3891 deaths in a day globally
Published: 02:18 PM, 21 September 2020
A total of 965,193 people died from coronavirus worldwide. Photo: Collected
In the last 24 hours, 249,136 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 3,891 died from the pandemic. India has seen the highest number of infections and deaths during the period.
As of Monday afternoon, a total of 31,253,976 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 965,193 while 22,838,629 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.
In India, 87,382 new cases have been registered over the past 24 hours, that pushed the country's COVID-19 tally to over 5.48 million. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 5,485,612. India has the second-highest number of active cases and ranks third in the COVID-19 death toll. The country’s death toll has risen to 87,909 after 1,135 people succumbed to the viral disease.
Mexico - ranked fourth in the COVID-19 death toll with 73,258 fatalities - has seen the second-highest death toll of 455 in the last 24 hours. The tally of the infections has risen to 694,121 with 5,167 new cases in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the Latin American country of Brazil has seen the third-highest death toll of 330 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 136,895. The total number of cases has exceeded 4.54 million with more than 16,282 new infections.
The United States, the worst-hit country in the world, has seen the fourth-highest death toll of 294 in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 204,118 people died in the country due to the pandemic and more than 7 million have been infected.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 213 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.