Over 13,000 people died of Covid-19 in 24 hrs
Published: 10:30 AM, 24 December 2020 Updated: 01:02 PM, 24 December 2020
In the last 24 hours, 683,204 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 13,428 died from the pandemic. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period as usual
As of on Thursday morning (24-12-2020), a total of 79,051,438 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,737,518 while 55,645,301 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 3,401 deaths and 232,342 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 334,218 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 18,917,152 have been infected so far.
Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 979 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 189,264. The total number of cases has exceeded 7,366,677 with 46,657 new infections.
Germany has registered the death toll of 886 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 29,127 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 1,587,908 as 31,297 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Russia, 549 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 52,461. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,933,753 as 27,250 new cases were confirmed during the period.
European country Italy, which is among the countries hard hit by the pandemic, has reported 14,522 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 1,991,278. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 70,395 with 553 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.