World sees 11344 deaths, nearly 4 lakh cases in a day
Published: 10:50 AM, 18 February 2021
In the last 24 hours, 392,294 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 11,344 died from the pandemic. The US has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
Earlier on Wednesday, 347,274 COVID-19 patients were detected while 9,833 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Thursday morning (15-02-2021), a total of 110,435,534 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,441,043 while 85,328,020 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 1,819 deaths and 71,640 new casesin the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 502,544 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 28,453,526 have been infected so far.
Mexico has seen the second-highest death toll of 1,329 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 175,986. The total number of cases has exceeded 2,004,575 with 8,683 new infections.
Brazil has registered the third-highest death toll of 1,195 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 242,178 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 9,979,276 as 57,295 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In the UK, 738 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 118,933. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 4,071,185 as 12,718 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Germany has reported 9,598 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 2,362,364. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 67,074 with 538 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours.
The coronavirus, that first reported in China late last year, is now affecting 219 countries and territories around the world and two international conveyances.