Over 13,500 COVID deaths, 836,485 cases globally in a day
Published: 10:02 AM, 8 May 2021
13,726 people died of coronavirus around the world in the last 24 hours, File Photo
In the last 24 hours, 13,726 people died of coronavirus around the world while 836,485 people have been diagnosed with the pandemic. India has registered the highest number of infections and deaths from the pandemic during the period.
Earlier on Friday, 854,667 COVID-19 patients were detected while 14,021 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Saturday morning (08-05-2021), a total of 157,540,193 people has been diagnosed with coronavirus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 3,283,899 while 134,960,104 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
India, the worst-hit country by the second wave of Covid-19, has registered 4,194 deaths – the highest toll so far and 401,326 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, a total of 238,265 people died in the South Asian country due to the pandemic and 21,886,611 have been infected so far.
Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 2,217 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 419,393. The total number of cases has exceeded 15,087,360 with 78,337 new infections.
The US, another worst-hit country by the pandemic, has seen the third-highest death toll of 777 during the period. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 594,911 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 33,418,826 as 49,491 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Argentina, 609 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 66,872. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,118,134 as 22,552 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Turkey has reported 20,107 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 4,998,089. The death toll due to the COVID-19 climbed to 42,465 with 278 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China in 2019, is now affecting 220 countries and territories around the world.