Over 9000 deaths, 535,801 cases logged in a day globally
Published: 11:30 AM, 5 January 2021 Updated: 11:35 AM, 6 January 2021
In the last 24 hours, 535,801 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 9,070 died from the pandemic. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
As of Tuesday morning (05-01-2021), a total of 86,107,961 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,860,584 while 61,059,766 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 1,987 deaths and 190,165 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 362,123 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 21,353,051 have been infected so far.
Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 573 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 196,591. The total number of cases has exceeded 7,754,560 with 20,814 new infections.
Germany has registered the third-highest death toll of 527 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 35,632 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 1,796,216 as 12,056 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Russia, 482more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 58,988. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 3,260,138 as 23,351 new cases were confirmed during the period.
South Africa has reported 12,601 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 1,113,349. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 30,011 with 434 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.