Nearly 4 lakh COVID-19 cases recorded in a day
Published: 12:04 PM, 16 October 2020 Updated: 12:07 PM, 16 October 2020
The whole world has been devastated by the novel coronavirus. Death and infections from the deadly virus are rising alarmingly. More than 399,000 people have been infected with coronavirus and the virus claimed 6,113 lives in the last 24 hours across the world.
According to worldometer, so far, 1,102,946 people have died from the deadly virus infection out of 39,176,103 coronavirus cases across the world. Of them, 29,379,089 have recovered.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 874 deaths and 66,129 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 222,717 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 8,216,315 have been infected so far.
India has registered the second-highest deaths, 835 during the last 24 hours and the death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 112,161. The country reported 60,439 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 7,370,468 while 6,448,658 people have recuperated so far. India has the second-highest number of active cases and ranks third in the COVID-19 death toll.
Brazil has registered 734 new deaths of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 152,513 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 5,170,996 as 29,498 new cases were confirmed during the period.
The coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, China in December 2019. The virus, which has spread from China, has so far infected 215 countries and territories around the world.