World reports 13,411 deaths, 736,704 cases in a day
Published: 12:48 PM, 1 January 2021 Updated: 10:28 AM, 2 January 2021
In the last 24 hours, 736,704 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 13,411 died from the pandemic. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
As of Friday morning (01-01-2021), a total of 83,814,032 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,825,880 while 59,327,037 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 3,438 deaths and 228,413 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 354,215 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 20,445,654 have been infected so far.
Mexico has seen the second-highest death toll of 1,052 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 124,897. The total number of cases has exceeded 1,413,935 with 12,406 new infections.
Brazil has registered the third-highest death toll of 1,036 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 194,976 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 7,675,973 as 56,003 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In the UK, 964 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 73,512. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,488,780 as 55,892 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Germany has reported 23,305 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 1,743,478. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 34,104 with 618 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.