World records 17,299 covid-19 deaths in a day
Published: 12:03 PM, 21 January 2021 Updated: 12:21 PM, 21 January 2021
In the last 24 hours, 671,198 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 17,299 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 (21-01-2021), a total of 97,310,103 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,083,337 while 69,851,783 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 4,374 deaths and 188,426 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 415,894 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 24,998,975 have been infected so far.
The UK has seen the second-highest death toll of 1,820 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 93,290. The total number of cases has exceeded 3,505,754 with 38,905 new infections.
Mexico has registered the third-highest death toll of 1,584 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 142,832 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 1,668,396 as 18,894 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Brazil, 1,382 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 212,893. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 8,639,868 as 64,126 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Germany has reported 18,525 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 2,090,161. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 50,296 with 1,052 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.