World logs 14,748 deaths, 719,174 cases in a day
Published: 11:33 AM, 31 December 2020 Updated: 03:01 PM, 31 December 2020
In the last 24 hours, 719,174 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 14,748 died from the pandemic. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
As of Thursday morning (31-12-2020), a total of 83,066,659 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,812,188 while 58,868,485 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 3,880 deaths and 234,550 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 350,778 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 20,216,991 have been infected so far.
Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 1,224 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 193,940. The total number of cases has exceeded 7,619,970 with 55,853 new infections.
Mexico has registered the third-highest death toll of 990 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 123,845 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 1,401,529 as 12,099 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In the UK, 981 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 72,548. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,432,888 as 50,023 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Germany has reported 19,285 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 1,710,992. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 33,172 with 752 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.