World sees 8,909 COVID-19 deaths in a day
Published: 11:57 AM, 22 December 2020
In the last 24 hours, 534,657 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus around the world while 8,909 died from the pandemic. The United States has registered the highest number of deaths from the pandemic and infections during the period.
As of on Tuesday morning (22-12-2020), a total of 77,718,154 people has been diagnosed with the virus worldwide, as the death toll rises to 1,709,011 while 54,593,397 patients have recovered, according to Worldometers data.
The US, the worst-hit country in the world, has registered 1,841 deaths and 200,109 new cases in the last 24 hours. The country is still at the top in coronavirus deaths and infections. A total of 326,772 people died in the country due to the pandemic and 18,473,716 have been infected so far.
Brazil has seen the second-highest death toll of 549 in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 187,322. The total number of cases has exceeded 7,264,221 with 25,621 new infections.
Germany has registered the third-highest death toll of 533 during the time. With this, the tally of fatalities from the pandemic has risen to 27,297 in the country. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 1,534,116 as 19,333 new cases were confirmed during the period.
In Russia, 493 more people have died from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, increasing the death toll from the pandemic to 51,351. Besides, the tally of infections has surged to 2,877,727 as 29,350 new cases were confirmed during the period.
European country Italy, which is among the countries hard hit by the pandemic, has reported 10,872 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall caseload to 1,964,054. The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 69,214 with 415 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.