World sees 5,736 COVID deaths in a day
Published: 11:29 AM, 8 March 2021
In the last 24 hours, 372,306 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 5,736 died from the pandemic. Brazil has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
Earlier on Sunday, 406,081 COVID-19 patients were detected while 7,763 deaths related to the disease were reported worldwide.
As of Monday morning (08-03-2021), a total of 117,449,512 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 2,605,337 while 92,964,061 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
Brazil has registered 1,054 deaths and 80,024 new cases in the last 24 hours. A total of 265,500 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 11,019,344 have been infected so far.
Mexico has seen the second-highest death toll of 779 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 190,357. The total number of cases has exceeded 2,125,866 with 6,561 new infections.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered the third-highest death toll of 716 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 537,838 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 29,696,250 as 41,967 new cases were confirmed during the period. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections.
In Russia, 368 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 89,094. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 4,322,776 as 10,595 new cases were confirmed during the period.
Italy has reported 20,765 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 3,067,486. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 99,785 with 207 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.