World records over 3.5 lakh cases, 5,808 deaths in a day...

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World records over 3.5 lakh cases, 5,808 deaths in a day

 International Desk

 Published: 12:38 PM, 10 October 2020   Updated: 03:47 PM, 10 October 2020

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In the last 24 hours, 358,447 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 5,808 died from the pandemic. India has seen the highest number of infections and deaths during the period. 

As of Saturday noon, a total of 37,119,557 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,072,826 while 27,902,499 patients have recovered, according to worldometers data. 

India reported 73,272 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 69,79,423, while 59,88,822 people have recuperated so far. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 1,07,416 with 926 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours. For the second day in a row, the number of active COVID-19 cases remained below 9 lakh in the South Asian country. India has the second-highest number of active cases and ranks third in the COVID-19 death toll. 

The United States, the worst-hit country in the world, has seen the second-highest death toll of 910 in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 218,648 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 7,894,478 have been infected so far.  

The Latin American country of Brazil has seen the third-highest death toll of 658 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 149,692. The total number of cases has exceeded to 27,651 with 31,404 new infections. 

Another Latin American country Argentina has registered the fourth-highest death toll of 515 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 23,225 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 871,468 as 15,099 new cases were confirmed during the period. 

The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 214 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.