World records 437,441 cases, 6855 deaths in 24hrs
Published: 09:39 AM, 22 October 2020
In the last 24 hours, 437,441 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 6,855 died from the pandemic. The United States has seen the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
As of Thursday noon, a total of 41,484,633 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,136,335 while 30,910,875 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 1,225 deaths and 63,663 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 227,409 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 8,584,819 have been infected so far.
India reported 56,000 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 7,705,158 while 6,871,895 people have recuperated so far. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 116,653 with 703 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours. India has the second-highest number of active cases and ranks third in the COVID-19 death toll.
The Latin American country of Brazil has seen the third-highest death toll of 571 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 155,459. The total number of cases has exceeded to 5,300,649 with 25,832 new infections.
Mexico has registered the fourth-highest death toll of 555 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 86,893 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 860,714 as 5,788 new cases were confirmed during the period.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 215 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.